Lunel, France

The Lunel feria is known as the « Lunel Festival » or « Pescalune ». In most South West France cities, ferias mean bulls running in the streets. They also provide the opportunity to make noise and drink. In Lunel in the Camargue area, one hundred bulls and one hundred horses are set free in the streets. July 1997.…

Essaouira, Morocco

The walls of the Essaouira old city were built in the 18th century by a French engineer. In the evening, local people enjoy sitting in the shade outside the walls. November 1996. Les murailles de la vieille ville d’Essaouria ont été bâties au XVIIIème siècle par un ingénieur français. Les soir, les locaux aiment s’asseoir à…

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The inhabitants of Saint Petersburg have to face long winter months with very short days. In the summer, they are eager to enjoy sunshine and will use the grounds of the Peter and Paul fortress as a city beach. May 1998. Les habitants de Saint-Pétersbourg doivent affronter de longs mois d’hiver aux journées très courtes.…

New York, United States

Who would believe this is central Manhattan ? These New Yorkers enjoy a sunny evening in Bryant Park, just one block from Fifth Avenue. Summer months may be scorching hot in New York. August 2009. Qui croirait que nous sommes en plein Manhattan ? Ces New Yorkais profitent du soleil à Bryant Park, tout près…

Epe, Nigeria

Hiring a pirogue and a local paddler is the best way to discover Lekki Lagoon. You are surrounded by the calls of birds and monkeys. But you hardly see any. April 1991. Louer une pirogue et un rameur local est la meilleure façon de découvrir le lagon de Lekki. On entend tout le temps les…

Agra, India

While tour operators bring foreign tourists early in the morning to the Taj Mahal, it may more interesting to visit the mausoleum before sunset. In the evening, dozens of Indian families come to see the tomb of Emperor Shah Jahan’s third wife. They all wear their traditional costumes. March 2008. Alors que les tour opérateurs…

Budapest, Hungary

It was my first trip to Budapest. At the time, it was difficult to understand anything about the way the baths were operating. Some areas were not open to everyone. I took this picture in a hall since I liked the mood there. October 1996. C’était mon premier séjour à Budapest. A l’époque, on avait…