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.







Opera House Surprise

Brazil 2017-04-20 11:12:38

In the heart of the rainforest, in a place which for a long time was only accessible by boat, stands the improbable Teatro Amazonas, built during the late 19th-century rubber boom. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Wisteria Wonder

China 2017-04-18 11:41:18

Wisteria was in full fragrant bloom in the gardens of Suzhou during our spring tour along the country's east coast. The city's many waterways has given it the nickname as the "Venice of China." See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Hell Of A Good Time

Italy 2017-04-13 14:38:10

A little monster was having fun in the Mouth of Hell, in Bomarzo's 16th-century Parco dei Mostri ("Park of the Monsters"). See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Slice Of Transylvanian Life

Romania 2017-04-11 17:51:00

Driving around Romania during one of the hottest summers I can remember, I got to see the many faces of daily life — in both sadness and joy. These traditionally dressed locals were bringing cake to a wedding. No sign of ice cream. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Same Faith, Different Styles

Iceland 2017-04-06 13:05:14

The region I hail from in eastern France is a Lutheran Protestant enclave in a predominantly Catholic country. But the churches in my neck of the woods are considerably more subdued than Reykjavik's Lutheran Hallgrímskirkja in Iceland. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Red Hot Gastronomy

India 2017-04-04 11:25:54

These rows of red chilies, drying by the side of a road in northern India, bring back culinary memories of a painful kind. My French stomach, unaccustomed to eating spicy food, definitely had a hard time appreciating some of the country's delicacies ... See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Mystical Marketplace

Algeria 2017-03-31 12:14:37

Ghardaïa is famous for its carpets. At the marketplace, there weren't any women — but there were plenty of fabrics in this corner of M'zab in Algeria. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Andes From The Runway

Peru 2017-03-29 16:30:41

Ready for take off and marveling at the Andes in the distance, I took stock of the things I was lucky enough to see during my trip to Peru: from the heights of Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca and its islands made of reed, to the incredible geoglyphs of the Nazca Desert and of course llamas. Lots of llamas. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



Completely Cuckoo

Germany 2017-03-27 16:53:57

The Hornberger Uhrenspiele, in Germany's scenic Black Forest, holds the record for biggest cuckoo clock in the world. My wife and I got to see it just a month after its inauguration, and watched the house-size clock's wooden characters come to life to the tune of traditional German melodies. See more slides from My Grand-Père's World here.



The Diamond Inn

United Kingdom 2017-03-24 12:45:30

The half-timbered Feathers Hotel in Ludlow, western England, is a gem of Tudor architecture. Strangely enough, when I took this picture, all I could think of was the time it must take to clean the inn's dozens of diamond-paneled windows ... See more slides from My Grand-Père's World.