Taxco

Taxco, Mexico

These men are sitting on a bench in front of the Santa Prisca church in Taxco and do not seem to mind the traffic in the street. The city is heavily associated with silver mining. August 2007. Ces hommes sont assis sur un banc devant l’église de Santa Prisca à Taxco et ne semblent pas…

Paris

Paris, France

The evening when François Hollande became President of France, crowds gathered on Place de la Bastille to celebrate his election. The newly elected President was not in Paris and they had to wait quite some time before he appeared on stage. May 2012. Le soir où François Hollande est devenu Président de la République française,…

Liège, Belgium

Elio di Rupo (born 1951), the Prime Minister of Belgium, greets the crowd outside the Prince-Bishops’ Palace in Liège. He is also known for his bow-ties that he wears on all occasions. August 2014. Elio di Rupo (né en 1951), Premier Ministre belge, salue la foule à l’extérieur du Palais des Princes-Évêques de Liège. On…

Koh Samui, Thailand

The Wat Phra Yai temple is also known as the Big Buddha Temple. The location is extremely quiet. Many Buddhist pilgrims get there to pray. Not all are from Thailand though. March 2007. Le temple Wat Phra Yai est aussi appelé « Temple du Grand Bouddha ». Le lieu est extrêmement calme. Beaucoup de pèlerins bouddhistes y…

Lecce

Lecce, Italy

Lecce is often nicknamed the Florence of the South. The locals do not seem to notice the baroque marvels above their heads. May 2012. Lecce est souvent surnommée la Florence du sud. Les habitants ne semblent pas remarquer ls merveilles baroques au dessus de leurs têtes. Mai 2012.

Krakow

Krakow, Poland

They reenact a Poland that disappeared in the second World War. I do not know whether they were doing it for money or for the preservation of their cultural heritage. April 2007. Ils incarnent une Pologne qui a disparu avec la seconde guerre mondiale. Je ne sais pas s’ils le faisaient pour l’argent ou pour…

Fatehpur Sikri, India

A group of Muslims is queuing outside the shrine of Salim Christi, a Sufi saint. The marble mausoleum was constructed by the emperor Akbar in Fatehpur Sikri, as a mark of his respect for the Sufi saint. March 2008. Un groupe de musulmans fait la queue à l’extérieur du tombeau de Salim Christi, un saint…