Tumblelog by Soup.io
Newer posts are loading.
You are at the newest post.
Click here to check if anything new just came in.

January 22 2014

17:32

Most Beautiful Villages Around The World

Focus sur les plus beaux villages visibles à travers le monde, du Mali au Tibet en passant par l’Iran. Cette sélection de photographies a été faite par différents photographes aux quatre coins du monde où les couleurs et les architectures se font écho ou contrastent selon les niveaux de vie de chacun.

width=


Popeye Village à Malte, par Mosin.

Village au Niger, Mali, par Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

Mountain Village en Iran, par Mohammadreza Momeni.

Village africain, par Michael Poliza.

Village au Tibet, par Coolbie Re.

Gàsadalur Village aux Iles Féroé, par Gareth Codd.

Fort Bourtange aux Pays-Bas, par Jan Koster.

Village dans le Sud-Ouest de l’Angleterre, par Bob Small.

Village caché dans le Sud de la Chine, par Christian Ortiz.

Hobbiton Village, lieu du tournage du Seigneur des Anneaux en Nouvelle-Zélande, par Weta Workshop.

Village de La Spezia en Italie, par James Brandon.

Hallstatt en Autriche, photographe inconnu.

Beautiful Villages 11 Beautiful Villages 10 Beautiful Villages 9 Beautiful Villages 8 Beautiful Villages 7 Beautiful Villages 6 Beautiful Villages 5 Beautiful Villages 4 Beautiful Villages 3 Beautiful Villages 2 Beautiful Villages 1 Beautiful Villages 12

April 05 2013

16:30

Genaro Bardy – Mali

Genaro Bardy is both a good friend and a french photographer with a great talent. Obsessed with black and white images, and passionate by report photography, he left his job a couple of weeks ago and decided to take a break and visit Mali, where rebels are trying to take over the country with fear and weapons. He shot there a beautiful serie of pictures. We’re featuring only a selection but discover more of it on his own website.

Genaro Bardy - Mali

Genaro Bardy - Mali

Genaro Bardy - Mali

Genaro Bardy - Mali

Genaro Bardy - Mali

Genaro Bardy - Mali

Genaro Bardy - Mali 2 Genaro Bardy - Mali 4 Genaro Bardy - Mali 5 Genaro Bardy - Mali 6 Genaro Bardy - Mali 7 Genaro Bardy - Mali 8 Genaro Bardy - Mali 9 Genaro Bardy - Mali 10 Genaro Bardy - Mali Genaro Bardy - Mali Genaro Bardy - Mali Genaro Bardy - Mali

  • Français

November 03 2011

11:00

African inspired packaging by L’Occitane

LOccitane limited edition packaging bogolan cloth Mali African inspired packaging by LOccitaneLOccitane limited edition packaging bogolan cloth Mali1 African inspired packaging by LOccitaneLOccitane limited edition packaging bogolan cloth Mali2 African inspired packaging by LOccitaneLOccitane limited edition packaging bogolan cloth Mali3 African inspired packaging by LOccitane

L’Occitane have created a bunch of limited edition wellness products that are inspired by Africa. The packaging design is inspired by the traditional bogolan (mud cloth), which has an important place in traditional Malian culture. The design team gave the products more shelf impact by adding vibrant colours to the patterns. The product fragrances are inspired from all over the African continent, from Morocco to the Ivory Coast. Via outandaboutafrica

African inspired packaging by L’Occitane is a post from: CreativeRoots - Art and design inspiration from around the world

Tags: Mali

April 07 2011

07:30

Timbuktu photography

Timbuktu photography by Brent Stirton Timbuktu photographyTimbuktu photography by Brent Stirton1 Timbuktu photographyTimbuktu photography by Brent Stirton2 Timbuktu photographyTimbuktu photography by Brent Stirton3 Timbuktu photographyTimbuktu photography by Brent Stirton4 Timbuktu photographyTimbuktu photography by Brent Stirton5 Timbuktu photographyTimbuktu photography by Brent Stirton6 Timbuktu photographyTimbuktu photography by Brent Stirton8 Timbuktu photography

During 2009 and 2010 photographer Brent Stirton spent a month in total documenting life in Timbuktu, Mali for National Geographic magazine.

“This is a modern essay on a legendary city, historically one of the wealthiest in Africa and for centuries strictly forbidden to non-Muslims. Strategically situated at the northern apex of the Niger River and the southern shore of the Sahara Desert, for hundreds of years Timbuktu dominated the trade for gold, ivory, and slaves from the African interior as well as spices, cloth, and books brought by caravan from the Mediterranean coast. It was a city of considerable scholarly endeavor. In the tenth century Timbuktu contained one of the greatest universities in the world. It was home to hundreds of learned tutors, who maintained extensive libraries of manuscripts concerning history, science, religion, literature and the study of the Koran. . As its wealth grew, the city erected grand mosques, attracting scholars who, in turn, formed academies and imported books from throughout the Islamic world. As a result, fragments of the Arabian Nights, Moorish love poetry, and Koranic commentaries from Mecca mingled with narratives of court intrigues and military adventures of mighty African kingdoms.

Today’s Timbuktu is a very different place, a dusty footnote in northern Mali, the last major settlement on the edge of a vast Saharan wasteland. But amid the ramshackle mud-brick buildings, Timbuktu scholars are once again piecing together the African history that once filled vast libraries in the city’s heyday. There is also a darker side to modern Timbuktu. She is a city on the frontlines of a new war on terror, with Al Qaeda in the Magrib (AQIM,) operating freely in the desert wastelands to its north. A struggling tourism industry and an ill-attended annual music festival are testament to the ripples of fundamentalist attacks throughout the North Africa region. Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM), has steadily gained a hold on the country’s northern desert. Since 2003, they have kidnapped 47 Westerners, netting an estimated $100 million in ransoms. Their coffers have been further bolstered by protection money from South American drug cartels, which smuggle cocaine through the desert to the Mediterranean coast and on to Europe. According to Interpol, some $2.2 billion worth of cocaine is funneled annually through the region. At the center of this tumult are the Tuareg, the turbaned nomads who have inhabited this part of the Sahara for centuries. For much of the last three years, Tuareg groups in Mali and Niger waged violent rebellions against their respective governments, seeking a greater voice in how their lands and resources are administered. Though a peace deal was brokered earlier this year, the conflict has left much of the region impoverished and awash in weapons and unemployed former fighters. Observers in the region worry that many of these young men could fall under the sway of AQIM and the cartels.” via reportagebygettyimages.com

Timbuktu photography is a post from: CreativeRoots - Art and design inspiration from around the world

Tags: Mali
Older posts are this way If this message doesn't go away, click anywhere on the page to continue loading posts.
Could not load more posts
Maybe Soup is currently being updated? I'll try again automatically in a few seconds...
Just a second, loading more posts...
You've reached the end.

Don't be the product, buy the product!

Schweinderl