Few months ago, I posted here some thoughts and photographs about France, my own country, seen with the eyes of the one living abroad (see here). This second episode bring us in the coastal areas of Atlantic and Corsica.
While I was observing and looking for my next photographs, I noticed one lady wearing black and elegant clothes and glasses. She had finished her noodles and she was quietly observing the people around. I loved that feeling, forgetting about the surroundings, she could be in Deauville looking at the ocean.
For the one living abroad, the first time back home brings a lot of warm feelings and excitement about all the things we all miss from our own country.
But after few years, while back, some other sensations spice the days spent home. I would like to call this the “so far so close” effect. I must admit that one of my favorite pleasure is now to have the chance to look at my old country and fellow citizens with the eyes and the distance of a tourist, like a foreigner would.
Thirteen years after my first footstep in Beijing, I have finally been to Hong-Kong. To make it short, I have no doubt this is one of the place that are in the category “must see” in one’s life. But in my case, waiting such long time was in fact waiting for the right time. I […]
茅山 (Mao Shan) is one of the key place in the history of Taoism (See wikipedia) The mountain has been famous in Taoism history starting from 153BC. Most of the historical temples have been destroyed. On the top the main temple, rebuilt and renewed is still well known a place for prayer. […]
Marcel is not that young but he is still smiling a lot under his mustache. He is still single and lives with his mother. Anywhere he goes he takes with him a small folder with picture of the miniature windmill and watermill he builds in his garden. As a living Marcel, with a […]
The same day as the previous post, I used also a few rolls of colour film to catch the vintage atmosphere of the oldest streets of the town. Some areas are very interesting because they mix warm tones of the wood with flshy colours partly vanishing under the strong sun of summer. In winter, […]
Helped by a bit of oriental inspiration, it’s not hard to imagine that in the early days of Shanghai, the city, the villages and towns around had plenty of teahouses, not the fancy one with exquisite furnitures, quiet and delicate service but the noisy ones. In the winter of Shanghai, 2010, few of these […]