MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRIP TO VIENNA

Here are some of our favorite sites: a mix of contemporary architecture, Grands Cafés from the Belle Epoque, the Jugendstil spirit, and unusual places. Exploring Vienna for a weekend means diving head first into a Mitteleuropa culture. If Vienna is comprised of multiple facets that lie beneath the surface, the puzzle and the spirit of Central Europe are revealed.

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…

5 ways to explore Marrakech

MARRAKECH, 2018 Version française en 2ème partie Looking out on the foothills of the Atlas mountains, Marrakech is above all a fusion of the senses. It is fed by constant movement and a frenzy of immediacy. Havens of peace punctuate the urban space amidst the tumult and continuous hubbub. Follow us as we explore what…

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!…

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…