Monthly Archives: August 2012

Sand dunes part 2

I have just remembered that there is another place that had a hint  of a desert. Not Australia as it has more than a hint of it! And latitude 34 manages to avoid most of the Australian desert. I am … Continue reading

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For the love of language

Words in the air, on the tongue, are like clouds in the sky. Fluffy, dark, soft, fast or slow and immobile, silent, thundery, shouted , murmured, laughed.  I love words and I love clouds. “A special kind of beauty exists which … Continue reading

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Sand dunes

       Take a guess for those two pictures? One has strong colours, the vibrant colours of Morocco.The second one? The subtle, soft colours of ….Japan! The first one has not touaregs but Japanese tourists sitting atop the dune … Continue reading

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A niche, a home.

Home, and what it means to us has been one of the  questions that I have ben asking myself during this journey. I used to think of the cliché, one feels at home anywhere if we are at peace within. … Continue reading

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34.02 Revisited

Ok so here are my 34.02 coastlines so far, with a little leeway with my Chinese one, where I am looking towards 34, behind the ships. For those who didnt follow , the root of this project lay in that … Continue reading

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Beautiful faces of China

As a photographer I have always found it extremely hard to photograph people in the streets. I come from a country, Morocco where it is very much frowned upon.Or it was.there is also a discrepancy between the ractions if it … Continue reading

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People live in the street and parks – I loved that aspect of china.A very social thing. (bar obvioulsy when it is a public toilet.) A far cry form the now very sad, no ball play , no grouping of … Continue reading

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Lianyungang – or as close to 34.02 as possible.

Shanghai was my first port of entry. But it is not on latitude 34. I had to head up North, searching for 34.02 coastline. The closest place  to it  I did get to was Lianyungang. It was 10 or 20 km … Continue reading

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Mountains, fresh air, open spaces.

I decided to head to mount Huashan, in desperate search for fresh air, a bit of cool ( there was a heat wave and 38/39 C with humidity and pollution made it feel more like 42/43 C) and a nature … Continue reading

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Toilets etc….

Ok  – this is perhaps an unorthodox subject and one may wonder what  doe it have to do with Latitude 34. I can argue that on this line i have seen numerous styles and states of toilets, from the super … Continue reading

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