jeudi 28 mars 2013

Takeo Province. CAMBODIA

Photos from Spring 2012
1. / 2. Angkor Borei

3. / 4. Phnom Chisor

5. / 6. Canal 15

7. Phnom Da

lundi 25 mars 2013

Doors and windows from FRANCE

1. Saint Bertrand de Comminges, Haute Garonne
2. Strasbourg
3. Old town of Briançon
4. Maison des Lys, Arreau, HAutes-Pyrenées
5. Maison de Provence, Arles / 6. Notre Dame de Paris
7. Le petit Palais, Paris / 8. Abbaye de Senanques
9. Typical window from Provence, Lourmarin / 10. Blasimon, Aquitaine
11. Saint Bertrand de Comminges, Haute Garonne / 12. Typical window in the Panier quarter, Marseille

Photos from 2005 to 2012

vendredi 22 mars 2013

Colosseum, Rome. ITALY

The largest amphitheater in the world was capable of seating 50.000 spectators, was used for gladiatorial contests and public spectacles and dramas based on classical mythology. One of the greatest works of Roman architecture, was built under the emperors Vespasian and Domitian during the first century. Photos from 2003.

mercredi 20 mars 2013

Kolmanskop, Ghost Town. NAMIBIA

Kolmanskop is a ghost town near the Namib desert and the port town of Luderitz. After diamonds were found in the area, lots of German miners settled here. Driven by the enormous wealth of the first diamond miners, the residents built the village in the architectural style of a German town, with amenities and institutions including a ballroom hall, a hospital (Photo 5), a school, a theater, a casino and even a bowling hall (Photo 6). It also had a railway link to the coast.
However the town declined fast after the diamond-field got slowly exhausted and new deposits were found further south. The town was definitely abandoned in 1954 and the geological forces of the desert took control of the place. The houses are now knee-deep in sand; the desert has reclaimed this once-thriving town.
Photos from summer 2011.

dimanche 17 mars 2013

The Connemara. IRELAND

Landscapes from the greenest Ireland, including some images of Lake Corrib and its surroundings, Ross Errilly Abbey, Kylemore Abbey and the village of Cong, world-famous since John Ford’s masterpiece “The quiet man” was shoot there. Photos from summer 2012. 

mercredi 13 mars 2013

Salamanca. SPAIN

Some photos taken in 2003 showing the Plaza Mayor, the House of the Shells, The Cathedral, the University, with its plateresque façade and other streets and places of the old city center,  a UNESCO world heritage site since 1988.

dimanche 10 mars 2013


Some images from Guinea-Conakry taken during my fortnight stay as a Public school  drawing teacher in February 2013.
1. Farewell from the schoolchildren in Leyleguel
2. Drawing Class in Tormelin (Photo by Noel)
3. Traditional “case” in Gueme Sangan (Photo by Noel)
4. Kid from Conakry
5. Tea Time in Bouroumba
6. Pirogue on the Konkouré River
7. Students from Fria
8. Sunset on Kassa Island
9. Fruit Market in Sarekally
10. As in most African countries, everybody eats from the same plate, often with the hand (the right one)
11. Kid showing his drawing in the school of Foto
12. Cireyah Cave
13. On a public building in Télimélé, a poster from a Unicef campaign calls everybody’s mind.

14. Schoolchildren from Télimélé 

samedi 9 mars 2013

Macchu Picchu (2). PERU

The Incas started building the Machu Picchu around the year 1400, but abandoned it as an official site for the Inca rulers a century later at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Although known locally, it was unknown to the outside world before being brought to international attention in 1911 by the American historian Hiram Bingham. Since then, Machu Picchu has been known as one of the wonders of the world. Photos from summer 2009.