Vatican

Vatican City

 The Papal Swiss Guard has a bodyguard role. Recruits to the guards must be Catholic,  single males with Swiss citizenship. They are also requested to obtain certificates of good conduct. May 2005. La garde suisse papale a un rôle de garde du corps. Les recrues doivent être des hommes célibataires catholiques de nationalité suisse. On leur demande…

Barbizon

Barbizon, France

Barbican is a town near the Fontainebleau forest. It is known for the pre-impressionist painters like Jean-François Millet, who lived there in the 19th century. Today, Parisians enjoy spending summer Sundays there and having lunch in one of the many inns. July 2013. Barbizon est une petite ville près de la forêt de Fontainebleau. Elle est connue…

El Jadida

El Jadida, Morocco

This woman lives in the old Portuguese city of El Jadida. The city was seized in 1502 by the Portuguese and controlled by them until 1769 when they abandoned it. The mix of cultures is still obvious today. October 2015. Cette femme habite dans l’ancienne cité portugaise d’El Jadida. La cité a été prise en 1502…

Salzburg, Austria

The doors have just opened. Very chic Austrian ladies enter the Mozarteum for a matinee concert. The concert hall was built in 1910-11 and is one of the locations where Mozart’s music is celebrated in Salzburg. January 2011. Les portes viennent d’ouvrir. Des dames autrichiennes très chic entrent dans le Mozarteum pour un concert en…

Prague, Czech Republic

I assume this man was a security guard in the neighborhood of the Prague castle. He was taking his job seriously. October 2015. Je suppose que cet homme était un agent de sécurité aux alentours du château de Prague. Il prenait son job au sérieux. Octobre 2015.

Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

The Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto is located on top of a mountain. It is surrounded by shops for tourists and pilgrims. February 2012. Le temple de Kiyomizu-dera de Kyoto est haut d’une montagne. Il est cerné par les boutiques pour touristes et pèlerins. Février 2012.

Athènes

Athens, Greece

Monastiraki is my favorite neighborhood in Athens. The area is home to a flea market that attracts local people and tourists. June 2011. Monastiraki est mon quartier préféré à Athènes. Le coin héberge un marché aux puces qui attire les locaux et les touristes. Juin 2011.