lundi 29 octobre 2012

Galway County. IRELAND

Photos taken in Summer 2012
1. Dungaire Castle
2. Claregalway Abbey
3. Fisherman in Galway
4. Galway Bay
5. Cottage near Kinvara
6. Girls from Galway
7. Oughterard, near lake Corrib

dimanche 28 octobre 2012

Balaton lake. HUNGARY

For some reason, I have almost no pictures of this trip from 1999, and the few I have are not particularly remarkable, at best. Here you have a view of the huge and famous Balaton Lake.

mercredi 24 octobre 2012


I’ve lived there 3 years but I have the sensation I never quite managed to get great pictures of the city, in spite its obvious charm. In fact, most of the photos are from the period 2008/2012, right after leaving the city…
1. Ile de la cité
2. Notre Dame, statues of the façade
3. Bibliothèque François Mitterrand
4. Rue Rivoli
5. Notre Dame and île de la cité, seen from behind.
6. Detail from an Egyptian antiquity in the Louvre
7./8. The Louvre

9. Bois de Boulogne
10. Pont des Arts
11. Galerie Lafayette Dome / 12. Rue île Saint Louis /
13. Rue Quartier Latin / 14. Sacre Cœur in a snowy day.

dimanche 21 octobre 2012

Traditional dancing from CAMBODIA

Images from the folkloric show of the Kuelen II in Siem Reap.

 Snapshots from a training session at the Apsara Arts Association in Pnohm Penh

vendredi 19 octobre 2012

Monument Valley, Arizona/Utah. USA

Monument valley, worldwide famous since it appeared in so many wonderful John Ford movies like “Stagecoach” or “The searchers”, is a region of the Colorado plateau characterized by a cluster of vast red sandstone buttes, reaching up until 300 m height. The park is located on the Arizona/Utah state line within the range of the Navajo Nation Reserve. Photo from 1995.

mardi 16 octobre 2012

Volcán Pacaya. GUATEMALA

It’s an active volcano, which has been erupting continuously since the sixties, having its biggest recent eruption in May 2010. Situated very close to the ancient capital and colonial wonder, Antigua, the volcano is a touristic attraction, and now it seems to be a protected and controlled area since the Pacaya National park was created, but back when I visited it in 1998, the region wasn’t exactly the safest place on earth. The experience of the ash clouds and rain were unforgettable though.

dimanche 14 octobre 2012

Maramures. ROMANIA

Photos taken on this marvelous region, during my second visit to Romania in 2002.
1. View of the fields
2. Barsana wooden churches
3. Sapanta Merry cemetery
4. With a family from Negresti-Oas (Photo by K. Fasten)
5. Typical Wooden Church from Maramures

mercredi 10 octobre 2012

Deadvlei. NAMIBIA

Not far from the more famous Sossulsvlei, the deadvlei is an authentic wonder of the world that we visited in summer 2011. The “Dead lake” is a white clay pan, surrounded by some of the world’s highest dunes. Some camel thorn trees lived in the Deadvlei when there was some water on it. The trees died, as there no longer was enough water to survive. The remaining skeletons of the trees are believed to be about 900 years old and are now black because of the intense sun, but not petrified, because the dryness environment keeps the wood from decomposing. 

dimanche 7 octobre 2012

Rila Monastery. BULGARIA

A UNESCO world heritage site, this eastern orthodox monastery, situated not far from Sofia, is arguably one of the most important and interesting sites in Bulgaria. Old photos from 1994 (Some of them by Natxo Molinero).

jeudi 4 octobre 2012

Le Pont d’Avignon. FRANCE

Saint Bénezet Bridge, universally known as le pont d’Avignon was built on the 12th century, but was reconstructed several times because of its frequent collapses during floods. Only 4 of the original 22 arches remain intact. The bridge once crossed the Barthelasse Island, where there was a popular recreation spot (Some cafés are still there), where people danced beneath the bridge, and not on the bridge, as suggested by the famous song. Photos from 2009.