Some more discoveries from Myanmar… I somehow misplaced this little folder about the town of Nyaungshwe on the Inle Lake.
Here is a little selection of photography from Paris. Not exactly the touristy shots, but more of an “investigation” on how people actually live the city. Pictures where mainly taken in the 15th Arrondissement between Parc André Citroën and the Montparnasse area in the most populous neighbourhood in Paris. Other images are from Parc de la Villette, part of a urban redevelopment scheme in the Northeast of the city centre.
Both areas share an interesting mix of modern office buildings, residential towers and abandoned spaces.
The ultra orthodox Jewish community of Stamford Hill is not usually one of the most welcoming places in London. I have found myself wandering around there quite often; however, this almost always happened during the Sabbath, a day when its inhabitants are not prone to be photographed.
Purim, a celebration that usually takes place in March, is the closest thing to a Carnival for the Jewish community and the only moment during the year when colour appears in the neighbourhood. Children are dressed up and adults celebrate all day long traveling around the streets on vans and double-decker buses carrying massive sound-systems. It is a surreal moment when, once in a while the inhabitants of the neighbourhood are more lively than the passersby.
More images will appear on my website soon.
Given the lack of infrastructure and the small number of paved roads covering rural areas, the country is making efforts to provide new means of communications to facilitate both the movements of locals and the growing tourist industry.
This task is usually carried by hands by large number of people breaking rocks one by one on the side of the roads and preparing them for the roller.