Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nearly half of all traffic movements in Amsterdam are by bike. The Dutch are proud of their biking culture and can be seen pedaling rain or shine through the city streets. November 2007. Près de la moitié de la circulation à Amsterdam s’effectue à vélo. Les Hollandais sont fiers de leur culture cycliste et on peut les voir…

Budapest

Budapest, Hungary

This is interlude time inside the Palace of Arts, also known as Müpa. The Müpa is part of the new Millennium City Center being created in Budapest. It was opened in March 2005. November 2012. C’est l’heure de l’entracte à l’intérieur du Palais des Arts souvent appelé le Müpa. Le Müpa fait partie du nouveau Centre…

Taung To

Taung To, Myanmar

Every morning, there is a big traditional market in one of the villages of the south bank of lake Inle. Women of the Pa-O ethnic group get there to sell spices and dried flowers. February 2015. Chaque matin, il y a un grand marché traditionnel dans un des villages de la rive sud du lac…

Paris

Paris, France

A guide comments « the Dessert: Harmony in Red » by Henri Matisse. The painting is in the permanent collection of the Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg. It was shown at the Louis Vuitton Foundation as part of the Shchukin exhibition. February 2017. Une guide commente « La Desserte rouge » de  Matisse. Le tableau fait partie de la…

Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria

There used to be a small market at the end of Bar beach where Hausa merchants were selling birds and crafts. It was destroyed in 1990. December 1989. Il y avait un petit marché au bout de la plage de Bar beach où des marchands haoussas vendaient des oiseaux et de l’artisanat. Il a été…

Solitaire

Solitaire, Namibia

 The region of Solitaire, close to the Namib desert, is inhospitable. There is no paved road.  Since very few  people own a car, they may wait on the side of the way for hours to onboard a vehicle to Windhoek. December 2015. La région de Solitaire, proche du désert Namib, est inhospitalière. Il n’y a…

Auvers-sur-Oise

Auvers-sur-Oise, France

The Balto is a bar like many others in the French countryside. Local people come over to drink a cup of coffee, to buy the newspaper or to gamble at the national lottery. January 2017. Le Balto est un bar comme il y en a beaucoup dans la campagne française. Les locaux y viennent pour une…