ESCAPE TO ABU DHABI

The 3 sisters   ME at the mosque   Kaleidoscope   Whiter than white   The new Louvre   Playing with light   Escape movement   Following the path The future of the desert   Minimalist Masdar The mirror vegetation   Floral arabesque   Golden talks Curve   Light and sky   Yas Viceroy Abu…

WIEN MOSAIK

  Between the monumental nature of its palaces and historical sites, and the need to reinvent itself and project itself forward into the future, Vienna is multifaceted. If order dominates, it invents disorder. If history is necessary, it creates lines of disruption. If tradition is too strong, it counters with a wind of freedom, amongst…

Airport 2.0 : Marrakech Menara

MARRAKECH, 2018 Version française en seconde partie The international airport of Marrakech subjugates by its aesthetic dimension. Playing on sensitive antipodes like full and empty, or geometric, straight lines and curves, it is like a pure diamond between the blue of the sky and the red ocher of the earth. A gigantic sphere of glass…

Escape from the Outside World in the Majorelle Garden

MARRAKECH, 2018 Between source of inspiration, a longing for elsewhere, or the search for fulfillment, the Majorelle Garden suggests the possibility of a perfect world. This enclosed space evokes to a certain degree the Garden of Eden as represented by the Flemish Primitives of the 15th century. Nature subtly meets the desire of man when…

Take a Walk through Essaouira’s Fishing Port

ESSAOUIRA, 2018 Version française en seconde partie The former Mogador entrenched in its walls looks out to sea. There is still an 18th century fortress here that is classed as a UNESCO World Heriatge site. The site has been a prosperous trading post since antiquity, and a crossroads of sub-Saharan African land routes and sea…

Portraits of Moroccans by Altertravelers

MOROCCO, 2018 Eyes that meet, expressions that form, faces that stare at or avoid the lens make up so many subtle, fragile, instantaneous interactions. A whole universe reveals itself in the eye of the camera, presenting at any given moment its uniqueness. Above all, a city’s beauty can also be seen in its inhabitants! Beyond…

5 reasons why you’ll love the Völklingen Ironworks!

Like the backbone of a whale, the Völklingen factory near Saarbrücken is the framework on which an economic and social history has been built. The drive for technological development, the organization of a capitalist system, the war effort, nationalisms, as well as its post-industrial use and development as a heritage site emerge concurrently and immediately….

[Travel to India] Portraits of Varanasi

INDIA, 2017 “Once you have felt the dust of India, you will never be free of it.” Rumer Godden “Une fois que vous aurez senti la poussière de l’Inde, vous ne vous en libèrerez jamais.”  Rumer Godden The clash of cultures Varanasi, formerly Benares, is one of those places that will mark you forever. The…

Explore Rotterdam Harbor

Rectangular basins give birth to cargo ships of monstrous tonnage. Precisely organized movement in all directions, coming from everywhere and nowhere. Giant shadows projecting onto infinite expanses.