Monthly Archives: December 2012

Monuments

Córdoba. Is the “Mezquita-Catedral” a mosque or a cathedral? It is a mosque that was converted into a triumphant church with a lofty forest of columns that terminate in a magnificent gothic tower. Now, this Roman Catholic cathedral wanders through … Continue reading

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Nature

Boureminati on the Niger. Time: 6:00 am. I watched the sunrise while collecting shellfish, spying on a couple of kingfishers, following the bee-eaters in and out of their lairs in the clay riverbanks and admiring the Dum palm trees. At … Continue reading

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Nature

Henri Fabre. A made a pilgrimage to the city of Serignan in the blazing heat of the Provencal summer. The house-museum of the poet and entomologist J.H. Fabre offered his naturalist collections, his observation instruments, the heirlooms of his lifetime … Continue reading

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