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MELBOURNE, panorama

15 August 2016
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Melbourne is another delicious sight. Colors are everywhere – on the people, on the crazy buildings in the city centre, but above all in the superb wall paintings on the façades of the city. It’s difficult not to stop every few meters when you’re walking in this city. The following pictures are only very brief overviews of the wonders we may encounter during our visit there ! …

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SYDNEY, panorama

14 August 2016
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Half rain, half sun. I was taking a leisurely walk in Sydney when a mini cyclone hit the city. As a result I got to see the city in every state, and had fun observing people tanning in the sun one minute, then struggling with their umbrellas the next. …

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CENTRAL DESERT, panorama

13 August 2016
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Welcome to the large center of Australia, this huge desert that makes us dream. The soil there is red, the plants that we call “bush” here surround us. We drive through sacred mountains and gigantic valleys. The only city we find over there is Alice Springs, separated by some 1500km from neighboring cities. At night, the sky comes to life, it explodes with a thousand colors offering a show so beautiful that it is impossible not to think it’s a…

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THE NORTHERN TERRITORY, panorama

12 August 2016
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The Northern territory is a series of vast landscapes composed of jungles, waterfalls, rivers and rocky mountains. It’s also Darwin and Katherine, cities in the middle of this overwhelming nature. There are also animals everywhere, kangaroos, buffalos, amazing birds and of course, crocodiles. Even if it’s very hot, we can’t just jump into any the sea or the rivers because they’re everywhere. You never know when they might be behind you……

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Australia Meet !

meet JOYCE & LAURA, ABORIGINAL WEAVERS

11 August 2016
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It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Maningrida. Deborah, my neighbor and friend from across the corridor (without whom my stay in Maningrida would not have been as incredible), asked me if I would like to spend an afternoon with two of her friends, Joyce and Laura. They both practiced traditional aboriginal weaving, a technique handed down for generations in their families. They needed to gather Pandanus leaves, the main source material for their work. Deborah offered to take us…

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Australia Discover !

discover THE MANINGRIDA ART GALLERY

10 August 2016
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Maningrida is in Arnhem Land, a northern region of Australia known for the quality of local paintings. Maningrida itself is known for its painters, whose works are shown at the Quai Branly museum in Paris. So to visit the Maningrida art gallery is like visit the essence of aboriginal painting. I was lucky enough to get a guided tour by Kevin, the gallery manager. He made me discover the treasures in each of the rooms, here are some of the…

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