Sunday, February 28, 2016

The healing night

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Heavy clouds moved from the south west and were invading the top of the mountain covering it with an eerie mist. Fog everywhere, the fog scattered the light and spread throughout the street ahead of me.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

In spite of everything,Haiti's children still laugh,dream and play

Children play soccer near the ocean in the neighborhood of Cayes-jacmel.
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Haiti's beauty and culture is what now inspire me

Annually Haitians flow in the Port-Au-Prince National cemetery to celebrate day of the dead.Voodoo practitioners pay tribute to Baron Samedi, known as the gatekeeper of the cemetery.The celebration also involves ceremonies to honor their ancestors.
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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Travel Photo Diary - Journey began a year ago in Florida

Last February 20th, 2015 I got on a flight from Haiti and an hour and thirty minutes later I landed  in Fort lauderdale where I once lived. In addition to warm temperature it's quite a very short flight to Port-Au-Prince. Initially I was heading out to Burlington, MA where I was going to live, It's a very nice suburban town outside of Boston. Certain turn of events, unforeseen hurdles that turn out to be a beneficial thing, required a change of plans and I ended up in New York. The photo diary will be shared in future posts but not necessary in the order the photos were taken.
(JFK Airport - June 2015 shot with a mobile phone)
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New York’s Chinatown is the second oldest Chinatown in the United States, San Francisco being the first –

The original enclave in Manhattan is no longer the largest Chinatown in the City.The exodus from Chinatown is happening partly because the working class is getting priced out of this traditional community.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cécile McLorin won the Grammy for Best Vocal Jazz Album

This past monday at the ceremony of the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles California, the American jazz singer Cécile McLorin Salvant born August 28, 1989 in Florida, daughter of McLorin Salvant, a Haitian-born doctor and a Guadeloupean teacher mother, won the Grammy for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" for her album ". (Photographed a couple of years ago in Petion Ville,Haiti)
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