Edimbourg

Edinburgh, Scotland

Temperatures rarely get high in Edinburgh while rainfalls are rather frequent. It seems the inhabitants are used to it. November 2014. Les températures sont rarement élevées à Edimbourg alors que les averses sont plutôt fréquentes. Il semble que les habitants n’y prêtent guère attention. Novembre 2014.

Paris

Paris, France

There were many representatives of the French Government and former Ministers of Culture at the opening party of the new Auditorium in the Maison de la Radio. Manuel Valls (born 1962), Prime Minister, seemed to be quite enthusiastic about the architecture of the hall and the acoustics. November 2014. Il y avait beaucoup de représentants…

Okene

Okene, Nigeria

Cloth weaving is a long time tradition in the Okene area as it is passed down from generation to generation. I read that this weaving center had been shut down due to poor management. The local government has now established a training center to teach women how to weave from their home. February 1990. Le…

Londres

London, United Kingdom

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement home for some 300 British soldiers who are unfit for further duty due to injury or old age. The residents are referred to as Chelsea pensioners. When the pensioners walk out of the Royal Hospital, they are encouraged to wear the distinctive scarlet coats instead of their usual…

Londres

London, United Kingdom

Remembrance Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall in Southbank. A couple walks to their seats for the performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem. The performance is special as it is the 50th anniversary of the requiem that was composed to commemorate the deaths of World War One. November 2014. Le dimanche du Souvenir au Royal…

Londres

London, United Kingdom

The Lord Mayor’s Show is one of the oldest civic pageants in the world: the 2014 event is the 799th show. The procession is three and a half mile long. It is a mix of tradition and carnival fun. November 2014. Le Lord Mayor’s Show est un des plus vieux défilés au monde : l’édition…

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Saint Petersburg, Russia

The blond journalist is interviewing an old art historian inside the newly renovated Saint Isaac’s cathedral. It is cold inside. December 2013. La journaliste blonde interviewe un vieil historien de l’art à l’intérieur de la cathédrale Saint-Isaac récemment rénovée. Il fait froid à l’intérieur. Décembre 2013.