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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Aleppo, All That Glitters Is Gone

Syria 2018-09-21 17:13:33

For millennia, Aleppo was a city of riches, a significant stop on the Silk Road. Sadly, many parts of the Ancient City — including its famous souks — have now been destroyed in the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

Street Food Bargain In Brazil

Brazil 2018-09-11 12:59:31

On the waterfront of Salvador da Bahia, a fellow Frenchman was busy bargaining for a plate of Bahian acarajé. The body language of sidewalk commerce is understood all around the world.

Bari, Port Of Yore

Italy 2018-09-04 17:41:20

The capital of the southeastern Italian region of Puglia boasts one of the largest ports on the Adriatic. On this scorching hot summer day, both human and cargo traffic was quiet. On the same trip, on the west coast of Italy's boot, was a different story.

Lady Liberté From Up Close

United States 2018-08-27 15:13:45

Taking pictures of Lady Liberty with my telelens wasn't even the highlight of this crisp October day in New York City: A couple of hours later, on nearby Ellis Island, I had the surprise of seeing my last name among the list of immigrants featured on the Wall of Honor.

Ecuador's Point And Snout

Ecuador 2018-08-07 17:13:52

Taking pictures at the vibrant marketplace in Otavalo, Ecuador required more than just pointing and shooting: I also had to avoid getting trodden on by one of the many, many pigs for sale.

Nailing The Thai Dance

Thailand 2018-08-01 12:27:46

In the Thai capital, I remember being treated to a lavish meal involving a variety of authentic Thai dishes, all the while watching a traditional dance performance. Here, the famous — not to mention peculiar — "fingernail dance."

The Quiet Capital

Iceland 2018-07-25 16:25:14

Reykjavik isn't only the world's northernmost capital, it's also one of the quietest. Overlooking Iceland's beautiful Faxa Bay, the unassuming city of then 110,000 souls looked very peaceful all these years later, with its peculiar-looking church rising in the distance.

A Pirate's Feast

United Kingdom 2018-07-19 12:28:07

The United Kingdom isn't exactly renowned for its gastronomy, but I (lifelong French bon vivant ) have a special fondness for English pub food. Here in Cornwall, southwestern England, you could feast on delicious seafood — provided you first got past the local pirate.

A Quiet Polish Summer Before The Turbulent Spring

Poland 2018-07-06 16:33:39

Looking at the fading colors of this Wroclaw memory, you couldn't really tell that at that time, Poland was in the early stages of one of the country's worst economic and political crises. A year later, it would culminate in students uprising and ensuing repressing, around the same time as the Prague Spring in neighboring Czechoslovakia, and the "Mai 1968" events in my native France.

Early To The Aqueduct's Birthday

Spain 2018-06-29 14:29:01

When my wife and I toured northwestern Spain in the early 1970s, we made sure to visit the Roman aqueduct of Segovia. Two years later would mark its 2,000th birthday.