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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Sunshine State By Night

United States 2019-04-15 14:46:43

Before we were able to feast on these luscious oranges and grapefruits of Florida's many roadside stands, my wife and I had gotten off to a rather bumpy start in the "Sunshine State."

Landing in Miami, the first item on our list was to find our hotel. I knew it was "on the seafront" and thought, quite naively, "well, this should be simple enough: I'll just find the water and drive in that direction." But I had miscalculated the Paris-to-Miami time difference, and we landed at night. That made the sea-finding part of the equation considerably more difficult.

Thankfully, at a gas station, I was able to use the bit of English I know to ask a man for directions. He hopped in his pickup truck and asked us to follow him, and voilà !



The Dashing Priests Of Vilnius

Lithuania 2019-04-05 12:59:35

The many beautiful Roman Catholic churches in Lithuania's capital are a sight to be seen ... as are the glorious beards of certain priests strolling the city's streets.



Cloudy With A Chance Of Italian Farniente

Italy 2019-03-08 12:24:07

We often flocked to Italy for Spring, as weather there tends to be better than in my sometimes rainy neck of the French woods. But mornings can be a bit cloudy — nothing to worry this woman at the center of the picture, who was diligently setting up deckchairs, waiting for the sun to warm up the beaches of Bari, in southeastern Puglia.



Soviets Soldiers, Past And Present

Germany 2019-02-28 12:04:49

In the background, one of Treptower Park's massive monuments commemorating Soviet soldiers fallen during World War II. In the foreground, real-life Soviet soldiers still trooping around the USSR-occupied section of Berlin.



Flying (And Landing) High In La Paz

Bolivia 2019-02-20 12:19:55

La Paz's airport delivers on its name: El Alto is indeed the highest international airport in the world. Luckily neither my wife Claudine (pictured here in the foreground) nor I suffered from altitude sickness during our often elevated travels through Bolivia and neighboring Peru.



A Happier Kind Of Philosophy

Sri Lanka 2019-02-07 15:54:40

I'm not a religious person. As a philosophy teacher, my go-to thinker was Spinoza, who once wrote that religion was created "to deceive the people and to constrain the minds of men" But I guess that if I had to pick one faith, the smiles of Buddhism I discovered throughout my Asian travels would be a nice change from the austere Protestantism of my native eastern France.



The French Venice

France 2019-02-01 18:07:27

Port Grimaud, near Saint-Tropez in southern France, has it all. Canals, bridges, islets ... It's just missing a couple of gondolas.



Ninja Fruit On Brazilian Roadside

Brazil 2019-01-17 15:58:49

Fruit vendors were a common sight when we drove through Brazil's Minas Gerais state. My wife Claudine didn't have to wait long: It took this woman no longer than three minutes to expertly slice this fresh pineapple.



Miles And Miles Across Canada

Canada 2019-01-11 18:35:56

In the westernmost point of British Columbia, we found the "Mile 0" marker of the Trans-Canada Highway. Though we covered a lot of Canadian ground, we never made it the 4,860 miles across to the "Mile 1" marker in St. John's, Newfoundland Labrador. I'm not sure whether it makes more sense to call the starting point Mile 0 or Mile 1, but it's worth noting that the Trans-Canada Highway has been posted in kilometers since 1977, when all Canadian roads switched to metric. So for the record, it's 7,821 kilometers from Mile 0 to Mile 1...



Sarajevo, Same Pigeons

Bosnia and Herzegovina 2019-01-03 16:23:59

Sarajevo's Baščaršija square is known as "Pigeon square." There are moments when the birds are everywhere. In this shot, you may have to look a bit harder to spot them.