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Roma and Sinti in Rumania November 2016 Andrea asks me habla Espagnol? She gestures: she is hungry. The three gypsy girls circle around me like a flock of birds, laughing, chirping. I sit down and try to communicate with her. Her...
December 2017 Dance studio rehearsal in Minsk It is early in the morning, around 8 o'clock but this dancer can use the studio of her friend to rehearse for an hour before work. In return she keeps it clean. Dance...
Minsk December 10th 2017 Studio of Вероника Чарковская Veronika Charkovskaya see her FB page Contact Improvisation dance
Month In Review
- Baltic states, Finland
- Choices in life
- Culture differences
- Daily life
- Indonesia, Pakistan
- Netherlands, Germany, UK
- Places 2
- Post communism
- Proud of who I am
- Reflection and opinion
- Rumania Moldova
- Small business
- Social and political structures
- Social reporting
- Special encounters
- The War
Hot Stuff Coming
Newspapers in Tallinn
Estonia, August 2011 Tallinn Just outside the city centre of Tallin in front of a Sovjet style building we are suddenly surrounded by a herd...
Påsk in Saltsjöbaden
March 2009 Saltsjöbaden near Stockholm Sweden My mother made this she says "min mamma gjorde det här":painted eggs in a basket as a Easter present....
December 2017 Dance studio rehearsal in Minsk It is early in the morning, around 8 o'clock but this dancer can use the studio of her...
Bow strings from Simone in Amsterdam
Destiny Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 2016 Simone looks up from her work to me through the open door of her workshop. She just finished her rolled...
Phoenix and coffee to come back for
Germany, Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, March 2019 Not a minute is lost, life is taken seriously here. During the last 45 years, I have been in...
Ukraine revisited after 6 months of war
2022 8 Ukraine Ushgorod Rybnyk Schagen The war is 6 months old and after long deliberations (with my wife) I finally get a feel for...
The future of the Polonyna
2021 7 Ukraine: Kryvorivnya, Verkhovyna, Rakhiv, Ust Chorna. “I would like to combine two worlds for myself. One world centres around keeping the cows, how...
The hijacking of the Nashy
2021 July Ukraine Uzhgorod Kushnytsia In the hills and valleys of the Carpathian mountains in Ukraine, Slovakia, Poland, and some other countries villagers speak a...
2021 August Hungary Sátoraljaújhely (Ujhel) Shifting borders, mass murder, deportation, forced migration; It is impossible to travel through eastern Europe without realising what happened in...
June 2020 Stillingsön/Uppsala Sweden Invandrare “The little swelling in my neck bothered me for some time already but my colleagues said it was nothing. I work...
February 2020 Lviv Ukraine What did you do in the evening after a working day when you were 24? Possibly you were just too tired...
The invisible and the Samaritans
Scotland, UK, Edinburgh, December 2019 A tale of two cities The Christmas market in Edinburgh lights up the Princess Street Gardens. It is noisy and busy....
Hospitality and Inequality
Pakistan, Lahore, September 2019 What is normal? This question has been swirling in my mind for the two weeks I had the privilege to spend in...