In the ongoing quest of finding out if Belgium is still around or still makes sense, this month of February I will focus on a series of carnivals in and around Binche. Here is a sample of carnival photographs in Belgium during bygone years.
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In the early morning of Jan. 24th 2009, truckloads of riot police protecting swarms of workers surrounded the remaining villagers of Dey Krahom and started tearing down their house, putting an end to a month-long struggle by the inhabitants to stay on what was supposed to be a social land concession. A commemoration event was […]
On the 3rd of January 2012, after a vain resistance by the inhabitants of Borei Keila, police forces moved into the settlement and heavy machinery started destroying the houses and shacks. Most people were forcibly relocated to a bare plot of land, 45 kilometers out of town. It was the climactic episode of a land […]
2014 is barely gone that 2015 started leaving already… Wishing you a fast and furious 2015 from this side of the world.
Nicolae Ceaucescu, Romania’s delusional dictator, held a last, surreal speach in front of a less than enthusiasic crowd on December 21st 1989, 25 years ago. A few days later he and his wife would be executed and his dicatorship come to a bloody end. It was the last in a string of shattering events, which […]
The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago. I wasn’t there that night. About ten years later I spent some time in Berlin. It is all on my website at THIS LINK.
On November 1st the Catholic Church celebrates All Saints’ Day. In Todos Santos (Guatemala) they do it in style and go all the way… This is part of a book called ‘Peuples d’en Haut’. It is about indigenous people living in mountaineous areas (Mams in Guatemala, Hmongs in Laos and Svans in Georgia). You can […]
King Norodom Sihanouk passed away two years ago… ‘Royal Silence’, an ebook with photographs of his return from exile in 1991 and the ceremonies held in Phnom Penh upon his death is available for your iPad or your Mac running iBooks at THIS LINK…