28.09.11
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Ecuador, Quito

I never really thought about Ecuador that much. Small. Insignificant. Right on the equator. However, it turns out to be one of the most fascinating countries in South America! Set amidst the tops of the mighty Andes, Quito (2850m), is a beautiful city.


The old centre of Quito actually is a UNESCO World Heritage site. With it’s lovely churches, plazas and a stunning cathedral it takes your breath away. And that’s just Quito. But Ecuador has much more to offer. Things I sadly enough had no time to see.. Like rainforests and the Galapagos Islands. Not to mention its enormous biodiversity. I guess I’ll have to return one day with more time. Time... oh time.

Nevertheless this pretty country has it’s share of problems too. 45 % of its people live under the poverty line and it has a high illiteracy rate. Although school is free for kids from 6 to 14, many, especially in the rural area’s, drop out early to go and work with their families. Apparently it’s also not so safe at night. I never noticed anything. Still.. I’ll return. As many have before me.

21.09.11
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In the project "Streets of the World", photographer Jeroen Swolfs captures street life in all 205 of the world's capitals. Differences are visible immediately: differences in people, environments, cultures and circumstances. The consequences of wars, natural disasters, and famine are contrasted with luxury, pragmatism, warmth and security. An important similarity captured in each urban image is the portrayal of everyday life. Life abounds everywhere with all its resilience, hope, friendship and perseverance. This is a photography project that not only distinguishes itself in scale, but also through the realistic vision of the photographer and his eye for the global citizen.
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