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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Unexpectedly Lush

Greece 2017-10-16 17:10:16

You'd expect the mountainous Epirus region, in northwestern Greece, to be somewhat dry. But the shores of the beautiful lake Pamvotis bring some welcome greenery to the inland.



A Long Time Since Tipperary

Ireland 2017-10-12 13:53:13

Some photos speak for themselves, others can use a little explaining. Though I took this shot almost 40 years ago, seeing it brought back some vivid memories: For starters, our meal at "Chez Hans," housed in a former church in County Tipperary in the south of Ireland, was delicious.

Despite its Franco-German sounding name — and never mind the Swiss, American and German flags! — I remember feasting on traditional Irish delicacies. But rediscovering this slide in my archives brought back my recollection of that little boy in the foreground, staring directly at my camera: He was a spooky little lad!



Leaning Tree Of Denmark

Denmark 2017-10-10 11:35:29

I was in Denmark multiple times, usually on our way to get up north to Sweden and Norway — and never disappointed by the scenery along the way. This shot stands out for the tree leaning over the stream and the vivid green contrasts, though I also did my best to catch the blond cyclist exactly halfway across the bridge.



A Marble Souvenir

India 2017-10-04 18:01:23

To help me remember where I've been, along my 60+ years of travels, I have amassed a decent collection of rocks, pebbles, bits of bark — in addition to my 20,000 slides. On the floor of this extraordinary Jain temple in northwestern India, a tiny fragment of marble was waiting for me to pick it up. It's been perched in a prominent spot in my living room ever since.



Wouldn't It Be Nice

Romania 2017-10-03 10:35:46

The setting and timing of this shot coincide perfectly with the release, half-way around the world, of the seminal surfer album Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. But this summer in Romania was also just a year after the rise of Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu. We didn't know it then, but he would become one of the 20th century's cruelest tyrants.



Chinese Apparel

China 2017-09-27 17:18:59

I stumbled upon a parade in full traditional attire in the lush gardens of Suzhou, in eastern China. What I like most about this shot is the pair's symmetrical contrast with the man and woman in contemporary uniforms just over their respective right shoulders.



Olympic Pause

Greece 2017-09-25 11:47:26

Running, discus throw, long jump, javelin throw, wrestling ... After learning all about the Ancient Olympic Games, my wife was enjoying a well-deserved break in the shade, sitting on the ruins of the sanctuary of Olympia where the very first competitions were held.



View From A Batak Backyard

Indonesia 2017-09-22 14:14:53

It's sometimes easy to forget that the Batak houses of Indonesia's North Sumatra are not there only for the tourists' viewing pleasure — people actually live in them. All you need to do is take a little walk around the impressive facades to get a glimpse of the Batak's way of life.



Lining Up For Lenin

Russia 2017-09-19 12:36:25

Even a decade after the fall of the Soviet Union, people were lining up in Red Square to get a glimpse of Vladimir Lenin: the Communist leader's embalmed body remains on display inside the mausoleum.



Heroic Minsk

Belarus 2017-09-08 14:55:58

Minsk is a former Hero City: a Soviet title awarded to 12 cities for their "outstanding services to the Motherland" during World War II. The honor came with an obelisk.