#JeSuisCharlie

Paris, France

Thousands of people, including young Muslims, have flooded Place de la Republique in a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of the attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The atmosphere remained peaceful and full of emotion. January 2015. Des milliers de gens, incluant des jeunes Musulmans, ont envahi la place de la République pour…

Istanbul, Turkey

Despite the crowd, the atmosphere inside the Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul was quite relaxed. I remember you had to leave your shoes outside and that you could still feel the cold while walking on the carpets. March 1997. En dépit de la foule, l’atmosphère à l’intérieur de la Mosquée de Soliman était assez détendue. Je…

jackson

Jackson, Wyoming

Jackson is often referred to as ‘Jackson Hole’, the valley in which this town of less than 10,000 inhabitants is located. The town is now a ski resort but it used to be a prime area for trappers. The stagecoach is just a tourist attraction. July 1999. On confond souvent Jackson avec « Jackson Hole » (le…

Gizeh

Giza, Egypt

Many people have seen the incredible historical sites of Giza but very few know that Giza is the third largest city in Egypt. The pyramid of Cheops and all other monuments are supervised at all times. November 2002. Beaucoup de gens ont vu les incroyables sites historiques de Gizeh mais peu savent que Gizeh est…

Peterhof

Peterhof, Russia

This woman made me immediately think of Anton Chekhov’s « Lady with the Dog ». But the short story takes place in Yalta, while I was in Peterhof, near Saint Petersburg. And the Peterhof lady was much older than Chekhov’s heroin. June 1998. Cette femme m’a fait immédiatement penser à « la Dame au petit chien » d’Anton Tchekhov.…

Liege

Liege, Belgium

The French soprano Alexia Cousin (born 1979) leaves the stage of the Liege Philharmonic Hall, followed by conductor Louis Langrée (born 1961). She is an up-and-coming singer who seems to be able to sing the most difficult parts. However, a year later, her agent would announce that she had made the decision to end her…

Setti-Fatma

Setti-Fatma, Morocco

Setti-Fatma is the last « douar » (small village) that can be reached by road in the Ourika valley. On the rocky paths that lead to the seven cascades, you meet Berber ladies who carry down heavy loads of grass for the herds. November 1997. Setti-Fatma est le dernier « douar » (petit village) qui peut être atteint par…