My Grand-Pere’s World








For more than half a century, my grandfather has spent every spare moment exploring the world, and photographing his journey. 80 countries. 20,000 high-quality, old-fashioned slides. Now each day, thanks to our digital world (and with a little help from his grandson!) he can share those places and faces and memories of a life well-traveled.

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The Invisible Hand At Rest

United Kingdom 2017-01-23 15:44:06

Legendary 18th-century Scottish economist Adam Smith is buried at the Canongate Kirkyard in Edinburgh, in the shadow of the iconic cliffs of Salisbury Crags.



A Pelican's Pause

Cyprus 2017-01-20 11:50:30

When the famous pelicans of Mykonos get tired of all the attention, do they take a break and fly down to the calmer shores of Cyprus?



The King's Door

Morocco 2017-01-18 16:19:19

Glimpsing through the crack of the imposing brass doors was as much as we were going to see of the Royal Palace of Fes: Visitors are (still) unfortunately not allowed in.



Sail Away, Sevillian Summer

Spain 2017-01-17 15:38:24

Starting in spring, to protect passersby from the heat, Seville deploys its sails-like awnings along the calle Sierpes, the city's main commercial street. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.



A Photographer's Exception

India 2017-01-16 13:13:07

I'm an analog kind of photographer: I started taking pictures in the 1950s, when film was still somewhat expensive — meaning that even though I now own a digital camera, I've never really gotten used to taking lots of shots of the same subject. But some of the world's wonders, like the Taj Mahal, are worth being photographed in different lights and at different zoom levels. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.



Welsh Ward

United Kingdom 2017-01-12 13:03:23

On the northwestern coast of Wales, my wife Claudine was pacing the ramparts of Harlech Castle, looking out toward the peaceful Welsh countryside. Some 700 years ago, watchmen walking the same path would have been looking at the sea, which has since retreated. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.



Plastic Trees

Indonesia 2017-01-11 17:47:09

The sap harvested from these Pará rubber trees on the Indonesian island of Java coagulates in the yellow collection cups, and voilà, here's your rubber latex. Or as we say in France, caoutchouc ! See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.



Of Fallen Armies

Thailand 2017-01-09 17:31:58

These wooden statues of Thai gods and warriors, in a carving workshop in southeastern Thailand's Sanctuary of Truth, conjure up memories of other immutable soldiers: China's famous Terracotta Army. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.



Nooks And Parties

Spain 2017-01-06 17:57:53

The Spanish island of Ibiza is not reserved for beach-goers and party animals only. It's also rich with nice villages and seaside resorts with old olive trees like this one. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.



Indonesian Hercules

Indonesia 2017-01-05 17:34:13

Sunda Kelapa, the old port of Jakarta, was the perfect place to snap some portraits of Indonesian stevedores at work. Balance is everything. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.