December 26, 2012 – 5:33 pm
MADAFOCUS – ondertussen een niet meer zo nieuw travel label in Madagaskar, staat op zondag 24 februari 2013 als exposant op de reismarkt in Brugge. Frank is de hele dag aanwezig en verduidelijkt met veel liefde en plezier alles wat je had willen weten over Madagaskar, maar nooit durfde vragen. Art Center Perinnie Ryadi uit [...]
January 22, 2012 – 4:01 pm
AfrikaNews recently published the series African Dreams, shot and compiled by your servant. Here you can find the links to the two parts of the gallery. Afrikaanse Dromen 1 & Afrikaanse Dromen 2 Have fun!
This week’s Pics are all about the desert. On my way from Dakar to Rabat I crossed the western edge of the Sahara through Mauritania. I used a combination of sept-place, which are mostly Mercedes 190′s offering space to seven passengers, and busses.
March 24, 2011 – 12:11 pm
This weeks Pictures of the Week will take you on an African journey. It is a selection that I stashed away just for this kind of an occasion. What’s the occasion? You might ask. I’m on a holiday and not particularly in a working mood. But anyways, welcome in Africa! Poler in the Okavango Delta [...]
Touba is a city in central Senegal. It is the holy city of Mouridism and the burial place of its founder, Shaikh Aamadu Bàmba Mbàkke. Next to his tomb lies a large mosque, completed in 1963. Aamadu Bàmba founded Touba in 1887. The holy site remained a tiny, isolated place in the wilderness until his [...]
November 1, 2010 – 12:44 pm
Traditional Brick Factory in Madagascar While a lot of houses in Madagascar are built from wood or clay, many of them are being constructed with traditionaly made bricks. Antananarivo, Madagascar. 05/10/2010 Photo reportage on Demotix
October 1, 2010 – 12:42 pm
Famadihana – Turning of the Bones Famadihana (reburial) is a funerary tradition of the Malagasy people in Madagascar. Known as the turning of the bones, people bring forth the bodies of their ancestors from the family crypts and rewrap them in fresh cloth, then dance with the corpses around the tomb to live music. Photo [...]
September 27, 2010 – 10:05 am
Most of these images have been taken along Route Nationale 7 (RN7) and in the hinterland beyond. More pictures can be seen on my photostream. The story behind these photo’s can be read (in Dutch) under Plattelandse vistas. Two houses in typically Central highland style along the RN7, halfway between Ambositre and Fianarantsoa.
August 18, 2010 – 9:56 am
The Karo is an Omotic speaking group that lives in the South Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region in Ethiopia. The group is closely related to their neighbors the Hamar and the Banna. The most striking thing about Karo people’s symbolic and ornamental expressions is the painted body and face decorations. [...]
August 11, 2010 – 1:25 pm
The Hamar is a tribal people in southwestern Ethiopia. They live in Hamer Bena woreda (or district), a fertile part of the Omo River valley, in the Debub Omo Zone of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR). They are largely pastoralists, so their culture places a high value on cattle. The Hamar people [...]