London

London, United Kingdom

The practice of wearing clothes decorated with so-called pearl, actually mother-of-pearl buttons, originated in the 19th century. The people wearing them are called Pearly Kings and Queens, or pearlies. Each group is associated with a church in central London and is committed to raising money for London-based charities. The Pearly King and Queens of Tower…

Naples

Naples, Italy

Some wedding ceremonies have a sad flavor. Watching this bride in Naples, you could wonder whether she had been forced to get married. She was moving slowly, her face covered with a veil. March 2002. Certaines noces ont un parfum triste. En regardant cette mariée à Naples, on pouvait se demander si elle avait été…

Petra

Petra, Jordan

The cultural space of the Petra Bedouins was registered by the UNESCO on the list of the ‘masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity’. Many Bedouins still live on the ancient city of Petra. February 2012. L’espace culturel des Bedouins de Petra a été inscrit par l’UNESCO au « patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’humanité ».…