Archive for the ‘Europe’ Tag

Afterimage 4: Photograph Found on a Street in Paris, 10 June 2010

Water’s Edge, Algiers

North to North, from Place Kettani, Algiers

A glimpse of freedom on the margins of the city.

North to North, from Place Kettani, Algiers

Afterimage 3, Terminal Interzone, Marseille – Algiers

Departure, Marseille, 20 June 2010

Terminal Interzone, Marseille – Algiers, 20 June 2010

Terminal Interzone, Marseille – Algiers, 20 June 2010

Streets on Fire, After Algeria Draw 0-0 with England, Le Vieux Port, Marseille, 18 June 2010

Following an uninspiring match lacking flair and imagination, Algerian fans take to the streets of Marseille. Heaven only knows what would have ensued if the Algerian team had actually won. I might find out in Algiers, when they meet the U. S. A. The team has apparently been preparing for these clashes with imperialist powers by watching The Battle of Algiers (1966).

An Englishman in Algeria

Having travelled to France on my Canadian passport while my visa application was lodged with the Algerian Consulate in London, my British passport is returned to me in Marseille. Now I can shed my Québecois identity to enter Algeria as an Englishman.