Helsinki, Finland

Suomenlinna island is one of the most popular attractions in Helsinki. It is used as a picnicking spot for the city’s inhabitants. On a sunny summer day, the Helsinki islands, and in particular the ferries, can get quite crowded. July 2006. L’île de Sumenlinna est une des attractions les plus populaires d’Helsinki. Elle est utilisée…

Lomé, Togo

The fetish market in Lomé is the last voodoo market in West Africa. It is also known as the « skull market ». The stalls are not very appealing but this does not seem to disturb these two kids. April 1991. Le marché aux fétiches de Lomé est le dernier marché vaudou d’Afrique de l’Ouest. Il est…

Madrid, Spain

Zarzuela Palace is the residence of the King of Spain. People like to sit on benches in the quiet area at the back of the palace. November 1999. Le Palais de la Zarzuela est la résidence du Roi d’Espagne. Les gens aiment s’asseoir sur les bancs dans le coin calme à l’arrière du palais. Novembre…

Montreal, Canada

This picture was taken in the Montreal harbor but these sailors in their white uniform belong to the US Navy. Some American ships dock at Montreal and you meet the sailors every where in the city center. August 2006. Cette photo a été prise dans le port de Montréal mais ces marins dans leur uniforme…

Rogoz, Romania

The Church of the Holy Archangels in Rogoz is one of eight wooden churches of Maramureş listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Maramureş is a very traditional region, known for being one of the poorest in Europe. These women dressed in their local outfit were gathering after the mass and were a bit taken…

Reno, Nevada

Reno used to be the gambling capital of the United States. These years are over: foreign tourists tend to prefer Las Vegas. Older casinos were either torn down or closed, like the beautiful Virginian one. However, there are still tourists and gamblers coming to Reno and they may be not very classy. August 2011. Reno…

Jerusalem, Israel

David Street is one of the most interesting streets in the old city of Jerusalem. Close to Jaffa Gate, the street hosts a market which has now become a tourist market. It is an ideal area for people watching. December 2009. David Street est une des rues les plus intéressantes dans la vieille ville de Jérusalem. Près de la porte de Jaffa,…