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Ceaucescu’s Last Speach Was 25 Years Ago

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

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 […]

Ten Years Late…

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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.

All Saints, NOT Halloween…

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

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 […]

Honouring King Norodom Sihanouk…

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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…

Cambodia Knows About Refugees…

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

The Australians who masterminded the idea to get rid of people who thought a rich country like Australia, which was built upon massive migrations, would be generous enough to take them in, are so scared of changing anything in their comfortable life that they just don’t see the energy refugees bring to a country. Dumping […]

Cambodia Came A Long Way Since 1989

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The last Vietnamese soldier officially left the Cambodian soil tomorrow September 26th, 25 years ago… The signing of the Paris Peace Accord of 1991 was now possible. I spent one month in Cambodia in May and June 1989, a few months before the Vietnamese army withdrawal. My first visit in S.E.Asia… Here is what I […]

Off To The North…

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Leaving Phnom Penh today for Stung Treng to continue working on the ‘Dammed’ project. Will be back at the end of the week… See the first batch of photographs AT THIS LINK…

Escaping Conscription…

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Back in 1974 there was still a conscription in Belgium: one wasted year in drab colours. Thanks to a placebo medicine provided by my sister-in-law which was supposed to make me very nervous-looking and a straight-out-of-the-bushes look I was sent to the miltary psychiatric ward in Antwerp. I spent 15 days there in the summer, […]