Cosmo SL people 

 Let’s start with some tales…. Grinding chili towards the outside  in Singama Dewale island Temple : the way to obtain revenge if you’ve been wronged. Sunia God at 10:00 pm rides his white horse with his wife Nagina cobra queen, so you’d better lit an oil lamp to fulfill your wishes. These beliefs are still anchored in the very imaginative mythology of a colorful and … Continue reading Cosmo SL people 

Let’s spring out of the dark pond

Last week was yet another shock in a 2015 which is a bit too rich in tragedies. However, what do we call a tragedy? A killing which involves Europeans or Westerners? Human Rights seem to have a universal value only insofar as it concerns us…And as long as this is the case, the barbarians who commit these crimes will be fuelled by our own indignation … Continue reading Let’s spring out of the dark pond

Burma: My…and more! Part 1

I’ve just come back from a trip into mysticism, culture, beauty and humor…let me quickly share this with you before my busy life takes away the wonderful flavours of an amazing civilisation. Myanmar or Burma? Only the UN and Switzerland where I live use Myanmar for what Aung San Suu Kyi and her partisans call Burma. Historically, both names have coexisted pretty much the same … Continue reading Burma: My…and more! Part 1

Brazil and Beyond

This post will be short but hopefully sweet… Since my heart and most of my luggage stayed behind in Rio, this message from Barcelona is a simple photo update on my last iPhone photos and rapid summary of my latest whereabouts IN… EFFICIENT AND CULTURAL SÃO PAULO TROPICAL ET INDIGENOUS MANAUS BEAUTIFUL AND CONCEPTUAL BRASILIA HISTORICAL AND BAROQUE MINAS GERAIS AND THE UNBELIEVABLE RIO,WONDERFUL SYNTHESES … Continue reading Brazil and Beyond

Amazing Amazonia

Amaz…ed note about an Amaz…ing city on the Amaz…on, with its variety of coexisting architecture, from the wonderful but largely dilapidated buildings which witnessed the European influence and early development of the Metropole in the Jungle to super modern infrastructure and beautifully restored buildings…in a way, Manaus IS Brazil, a bit of everything with a definite taste for exotism, european flavours and supernature! Continue reading Amazing Amazonia

Berbela, le cœur de la Favela

Artistes et confusions en tout genre, le premier jour au Brésil fut une entrée en matière pour le moins…brésilienne! Ebouriffante rencontre d’un monde à la fois très proche et totalement inconnu. J’espère que les images reflètent mon intense sentiment d’être à la fois chez moi dans cet univers cosmopolite et très loin de mes repères sociologiques une fois de plus! Continue reading Berbela, le cœur de la Favela