Vico

Vico, Corsica

In the south of France and in Corsica, men enjoy playing the petanque. The petanque is a game where the goal is to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a piglet. August 2005. Dans le sud de la France et en Corse, les hommes aiment jouer à…

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Common is the central public park in downtown. People just call it « the Common ». Young men can take advantage of the baseball field to train themselves. June 2010. Boston Common est le parc du centre-ville. Les gens l’appellent simplement « the Common ». Les jeunes gens peuvent tirer parti du terrain de baseball pour s’entraîner. Juin…

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Beautiful girls in the favelas of Rio dream to be on top of a float during the Sambadrome parade. If they are lucky, they will get noticed and may join the contest to be elected queen of carnival for the following year. February 2006. Les jolies filles des favelas de Rio de Janeiro rêvent d’être…

Edimbourg

Edinburgh, Scotland

The Edinburgh tartan weaving mill occupies the building which used to be the Castle Hill reservoir. There are working looms and you may watch busy workers. November 2014. La filature de tartan d’Edimbourg occupe le bâtiment qui était autrefois le réservoir d’eau du quartier de Castle Hill. Il y a des métiers à tisser en…

Mengwi, Bali

Mengwi, Bali

While in Bali, I was amazed by the profusion of offerings. Offerings are to give pleasure to the gods (and the demons). They also provide good karma to those involved in their preparation. Nearly every village has its own unique forms of offerings. Some Balinese spend all their lives making them. August 2004. A Bali,…

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada

Niagara-on-the Lake is home to the Shaw Festival, a series of theatrical productions featuring the works of George Bernard Shaw, his contemporaries, or plays about his era. It runs each year from April to November. The town includes many historic Canadian sites. August 2006. Niagara-on-the Lake est la ville du Festival Shaw, une séries de…

Vienne

Vienna, Austria

Kärntner Straße (in English: Carinthian Street) is the most famous shopping street in central Vienna. Strict and elegant Austrian people enjoy shopping there. A few years ago, many stores used to be closed on Saturday afternoon. October 2005. La Kärntner Straße (Rue de la Carinthie) est l’artère commerciale la plus fréquentée du centre-ville de Vienne.…