Thursday, June 27, 2013

July 11th is coming up- Anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

July 11th marks the anniversary of the worst genocide that took place in Europe after the second world war. This year again, walkers will follow the foot steps of the people who tried to escape to safety by walking from Srebrenica to Tuzla (120 km), the next "UN safe area" during July 1995. Around 8000 men and boys got killed during a few summer weeks. 
 A woman prays over the coffins that was buried during last years burial at
Potocari memorial cemetery on July 11th. 
Walkers that took part in last years Mars Mira or Peace March, the 120 km
 trail between between Nezuk and Potocari.
Me photographing the event. Potocari Memorial funeral, July 11th 2012. 

Friday, June 21, 2013

London's Southbank

In 1977, the Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. For that, the southbank of the river Thames was made more accessible for walkers. Access to lots of cultural venues like the National Film Theatre, the Hayward gallery and, later, Tate Modern is made simple. Also later, the Millennium Bridge, which despite its name, only partially opened for the millennium... and the London Eye became part of the Southbank landscape. Near the National Film Theatre, there is also a skating area which currently is facing difficulties from the authorities. It would be a shame to move it though...!
The Millennium Bridge with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background.
The South Bank skate board area.

Presentation of projects at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, June 2013

Presenters or technical reviewers describes after visiting the projects the strengths and weaknesses of each project.
Here, the project  Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp in Lebanon.
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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2013

Every 3 years, the Aga Khan Award for Architecture is awarded- this year the ceremony will be held in Lisbon in September and the award is 1 million dollars!
In June, a Master Jury meets in order to decide on who should be the winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture- I was there to document the meetings...
Mahmood Mamdani, the leader of the Master Jury getting ready for the first day of viewing the short listed nominees.
Dr. Howayda Al-Harithy, at the meetings, assessing this years short listed candidates. 
David Adjaye is an award winning architect based in London.
The reconstruction of the Nahr el-Bared Refugee Camp in Lebanon is one of the short listed projects.
The jury members using the breaks to continue the discussions. Mahmood Mamdani in the centre and Shahzia Sikander to the left. 
Technical reviewers visited all the short listed projects. 
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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Primrose Hill

If you visit London, you may want to drop by Primrose Hill. The spectacular view of the city beets any other- it shows a panoramic view of the whole London skyline. Have a look!

Little girl running. The view up here is simply amazing!
This guy was enjoying the view as the young kids were playing
Dogs- Primrose Hill is simply known for the dogs- plenty of people constantly walk their dogs in the park.
The Blues Kitchen just south of Camden is a great place for lunch....
And where else would you put on your make up... than the tube!
Almost back at the hotel in Kensington. 
The view from Chris' & Paco's flat!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Camden Market

Camden Market obviously have a strong reference to the punk period from 30 years back- but it has a very contemporary feel and fun factor to it. On my last weekend's workshop, we visited Camden- Have a look!
getting the weekend sales started- the marked starts around 9am, not too early..
The new arcade has been rebuilt since the fire that took place a couple of years ago (2008).
Food from all parts of the world, including British food is served at the market. 
Should you want to visit, you may want to go early- it gets busy by  noon!

Brixton Market

So, this weekend was spent in London and Brixton market was one of the locations visited. Brixton market is mostly known for its African and Caribbean food. Great place, nice people and if you are interested, it is also the home of Photofusion!
The butcher
Food delivery
The Reliance Arcade is part of what is known as Brixton village
The surrounding stores complements the market stalls
The marked is open every Saturday