Jacques' photos

197405-06 Martinique1 Guadeloupe1

Distances and Times: Paris CDG Fort-de-France (Aimé Césaire Intl] 6873 km 8h35 mn Fort-de-France (Aimé Césaire Intl] Pointe-à-Pitre [Le Raizet] 194 km 0h29 mn Pointe-à-Pitre [Le Raizet] Paris 6773 km 8h28 mn Total flights : 13840 km 17:32

197405-06 Martinique1 Guadeloupe1

Two Caribean French Islands which are dormant volcanoes (Mt Pelée in Martinica which erupted in 1902 killing quite anybody except 2 and firing all boats in minutes and the Soufrière in Guadeloupe that last erupted in 1976; The Pelée stratovolcano is famous for its eruptions in 1902 and the destruction that resulted, dubbed the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th century; The eruption killed about 30,000 people; Most deaths were caused by pyroclastic flows which completely destroyed the city of Saint-Pierre…

197312-197401 Senegal1 plus Casamance

First trip in Senegal on four; We find there hot temperatures in Winter at only 5 hours flight from Paris! During this trip we took a little airplane of NF to Ziguinchor in Casamance at the border of Bissau Guinea to discover the magnificent beaches of Skirring Cape having to cross the hute of the Queen of Casamance selling perfumes and asking for a fee to cross her house!!! Another plane took off from there without gravelled track to bring us back in Dakar; I heard some years later that this plane of NF cr…

197312 Meeting Some Tribes of Senegal

The largest group is the Wolof, representing 43.3% of the population of the country;They live predominantly in the West, having descended from the kingdoms of Cayor, Waalo and Jolof that once existed in that area; Their population is focused in large urban centres; Most are Muslim, being either Mouride or Tijānī; The Lebou people of Cap-Vert and Petite Côte are considered a subgroup of the Wolof[dubious – discuss], however they represent less than 1% of its population; The prevalence of the Wolof both ling…

197305 Tunisia1 South and Djerba

My First Overseas Trip in 1973; Such unbelievable changes just after 3 hours flight! Landscapes, climate, people, religions, cuisine, trees, animals, everything was different execpt perhaps the French language generally spoken at the time for this ancient department of France! That trip began the long series of far away adventures as did Tintin and Snowy to compare my dreams with realty! Tunisia South and Djerba Island.

197305 Tunisia1 South Trip Map

We used bikes in Djerba and rented cars in the continental desert.

1976to2016JPEmeraldAnniversary40 Years

13/07/1976 13/07/2016 TO SEE ENLARGED FOR TEXT DETAIL Each box containing text represents the trips of our 40 years of common life; Each trip begins by a number that represents the month of starting each one; 4 portraits represent us in 1976 and 2016; Down from a precise summary of my logbooks, passports, all preserved airline tickets, car rentals with In and Out mileage, is shown the numbers achieved together with accuracy and presenting an equivalent in trajets Earth- Moon (384…


P4270456ac Rouen St Maclou Grand Organ

The great Marcel Dupre often played this rich instrument! France Normandie Region Seine Maritime Department Rouen Capital.


P4270363ac The Strange Jeanne d'Arc Modern Church

Makes me think to a Batak tribe house in Indonesia Sumatera! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Church of Saint Joan of Arc: The Church of Saint Joan of Arc' (French: L'église Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc) is a religious building in the city center of Rouen, northern France; The church of Saint Joan of Arc was completed in 1979 in the center of the ancient market square (in French, the Place du Vieux-Marché) in Rouen; This is the same location where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431 - a large cross…
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