Ancient Indochina. Part 5.

Tambours et fanfares. Drums and music of a military squad Back by popular demand (!) in the streets of Hanoï and elsewhere we follow the steps of the unknown photographer in Tonkin around 1905. The military just loooove their music! Une rue de Hanoï. (Coolies) in a Hanoï street.  The workers are using the extremely clever asian…

Save the bridges. Le pont des arts.

Le pont des arts (the bridge of the arts; such a lovely name) is one of the few pedestrian bridges in Paris. It stretches across the Seine from the Louvre on the right bank to the Institut de France, home to the Académie Française where distinguished writers and intellectuals work on the Dictionnaire of the…