Tunis, Tunisia

Souks in the Tunis medina are said to date back to the 13th century. You walk there to see a fantasized Orient that is certainly very far from the current economic situation. November 2008. On dit que les souks de la médina de Tunis datent du XIIIème siècle. On s’y promène pour retrouver un Orient…

London, United Kingdom

It would be impossible to take such a picture today in Trafalgar Square. London authorities took measures to reduce the number of pigeons. Sales of bird seed have been forbidden since 2001. Trained birds of prey were also used to kill them. Therefore, pigeons have largely disappeared from the Square. February 1995. Il serait impossible…

Provincetown, Massachusetts

Provincetown is a town located at the extreme tip of Cape Cod. The place has some charm but in many aspects it also looks like a Disneyland village built to attract tourists. August 2009. Provincetown est un village situé à l’extrémité du Cap Cod. L’endroit a du charme mais par beaucoup d’aspects il ressemble aussi…

The Hague, Netherlands

This new generation of post offices had just opened in the Netherlands. The whole space had been redesigned with white and orange booths to greet customers. Employees were wearing brand new uniforms. December 2008. Cette nouvelle génération de bureaux de poste venait d’ouvir aux Pays-Bas. L’espace entier avait été repensé avec des guichets orange et…

Bangkok, Thailand

The thai tuk-tuk is made of a scooter front, followed by a two-wheel cart covered with a canvas roof, in which passengers sit. Avoid it if you are allergic to urban pollution. March 2007. Le tuk-tuk thaï est constitué d’un avant de scooter, prolongé d’une « carriole » recouverte d’une capote, sur deux roues, dans…

Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is sometimes called Germany’s capital of sport. You may see rowers who train on an eight, the boat that is usually used in the Oxford Cambridge race. May 2009. Hambourg est souvent reconnue comme étant la capitale allemande du sport. On peut voir des rameurs qui s’entraînent sur un huit, le bateau utilisé en…

Naples, Italy

Even though it said that the baba was invented by French cooks, it was later brought to Naples where it became a popular Neapolitan specialty. There are a few dedicated shops in Naples that sell babas. This lady sells them in the impressive Galleria Umberto I. March 2002. Même si on dit que le baba…