I know people hate it when other people (like me) talk about great stuff they experienced in such a studied and explicit way,bla bla! you’re right but i guarantee you i had the best time ever. Going on to the zoo with the grandma is a must be on your to-do-list, submerged by electric & Internet-related pleasure nowadays, i had to take a technology free afternoon 60km away from town and go see for the first time ‘The national park of El kala’.
I really encourage you to go drop some eyes on the magnificent pieces of nature lying there and taste the great snacks around. PEACE!
Kids 1-0 Adults.
Algeria is playing a football game tomorrow against Burkina-Faso, one of them will make it to the Word Cup - Brazil 2014.
I SAY IT CLEARLY. ALGIERS IS EUROPEAN (or a part of it!)
Meaning… i hate to talk about it this way, but my last and weeklong trip to Algiers really gave me the chance to put away doubts on what i was noticing. i kept the photos mysterious, hoping to push you to visit it by yourself.
Clearly, there have been what i can call layers and layers of architecture styles topped one over another, demonstrated everywhere and around, Arabic, NEO-MORESQUE and others, but logically the most visually present is European, arguing the fact that colonization is not just about “i’m coming to take your resources”, but to conquer your passions, habits and belonging, the style is purely present there, i recognize its influence on recent sets too, meaning that we’ll be having this mindset and ideas pack for generations, and especially helped by the lack of innovative young graduated introducing other cultural identities and concepts in cities. maybe they’re not even initiated to such thinking in their schools.
Although the moment of smiling while looking through the viewfinder to such beauty was too short, it took me a time…way after the car was far enough to realize the impact of the scene.
Even in this very hot day with the sunset coming and parents with heart strong enough to let them, sell bakeries in those conditions, there was something stronger in this scene; enough to say…Still the little lady should not be pictured !
What a pride.
-Four children with the bread baskets / Jijel, Algeria 2013- ©Hichem Merouche
What can i say? from one side, i feel so sorry that i’ve been 6 months far from my Blog, i miss telling stories, but from another side, leaving has made me travel around the country, make new friends, see new things, bring more stories….
Getting back to you soon my dear friends : ) Here’s my present for now ! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOIYibtG1u4