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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Music Soothes The Sulawesi

Indonesia 2019-09-12 17:42:17

This concert, courtesy of the Toraja people, provided a welcome balance to our day: My wife and I had just witnessed a traditional burial, in this village of southern Sulawesi — and it featured the pretty gruesome slaughtering of a water buffalo.

Home Is Where The Mailbox Is

Martinique 2019-08-29 10:17:13

Some 7,000 kilometers away from my neck of the woods in eastern France, Martinique feels like home. In this French overseas region in the Lesser Antilles, people speak French, pay in euros ... but perhaps the most strikingly familiar feature is the unmistakably French yellow mailboxes across the island.

The Gateway To Norway

Norway 2019-08-19 16:24:52

Svolvaer is one of the first scenic stops upon entering the famous Lofoten archipelago of northern Norway. The fishing village, with its typical wooden red houses, offers a nice warmup to the insular (and chilly!) world of dramatic mountains and pristine bays.

Not Sure About That Romanian Style

Romania 2019-08-09 12:34:35

For a moment, the streets of Sibiu turned into a fashion show — and that woman didn't seem too convinced by the man's dress sense ... Was it the traditional căciulă sheepskin hat, or something else?

The Missing Croatian Well

Croatia 2019-08-02 17:00:24

The "Five Wells Square" in the old Croatian city of Zadar is not a misnomer: For some reason, I could only squeeze four of them in that shot. Oh, well.

Dry As A Sardinian Sculpture

Italy 2019-07-25 17:24:41

These wrinkly clay busts were sitting in the backyard of a Sardinian sculptor's workshop. With the sun on their grimacing faces, this felt like the right image to share today as temperatures broke records across my native France.

The Not-So-Zen Li River

China 2019-07-04 12:16:42

There are things photographs capture well: the lush hills that flank the Li River, the fishermen on their frail-looking bamboo rafts, the strange rock formations you get to see along the way. But this moment remains in my memory for what you can't see: my (mostly Chinese) fellow passengers on that cruise boat who seemed to never stop talking!

Carthage Must (Not) Be Destroyed

Tunisia 2019-07-04 11:54:58

Carthago delenda est. "Carthage must be destroyed."

As I was wandering the ruins of the ancient capital (near modern-day Tunis) I had Cato's famous oratorical phrase stuck in my head ... Clearly a remnant of my Latin-learning years!

Ruinous Parking

Greece 2019-06-21 18:14:52

This shot dates back from the very first of my 11 trips to Greece. My wife (whom you can see in the car) and I had driven our Simca Aronde from France through Italy, then onto a ferry, and up the Epirus mountains — to finally park smack in the middle of the ruins of Ancient Olympia. Yes, it was permitted way back when!

Parisian Visitors And Natives

France 2019-06-14 14:21:30

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast."

Now unlike Ernest Hemingway, I never actually lived in Paris as a young man, or otherwise. I was a visiting 20-year-old when I took this shot of people exiting a mass at Montmartre's Sacré Coeur. My most recent of dozens of visits to Paris took place last month, for a very special fête: the christening of my great-grandson, part of the first generation in our family who are actual natives of the la Ville Lumière.