Fish Market in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Fish Market in Jaffna, Sri Lanka

PHOTO ESSAY From a glass cabinet, a statue of the Christian saint guards the fishing village in Jaffna, the Tamil part of Sri Lanka. With a picturesque blue church in the background, the Saint directs his gaze towards the sea, where fishermen return from fishing. When their boats hit the shore, the unloading begins. Sometimes […]

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The oldest barbershop in Singapore

The oldest barbershop in Singapore

PHOTO ESSAY The New Star Hair Dressing Saloon facade is quite inconspicuous. The glass door screams with the yellow letters about the air-conditioned interior. In front of the see-through walls stands a diverse collection of plastic chairs. On both sides of the entrance, small rotating light signs spin with blue and red strips trying to […]

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Legends of Nikko

Legends of Nikko

In a spacious restaurant, a family is looking for a shelter from the rain. Thousands of knick-knacks cover each corner of the large room. On the shelves, there are collected souvenirs, sun-yellowed photos, old dolls and plush mascots falling apart at the seams. From the walls – white sheets of a paper cast in wooden […]

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Thaipusam – when body becomes a sacrifice

Thaipusam – when body becomes a sacrifice

Through the streets of Singapore rides a chariot with an elaborately ornamented silver altar – the statue of Lord Murugan returns to the temple of Sri Thendayuthapani. As every year, he was visiting places of tribute to his brother Ganesh and mother Parvati. For the devotees, his return is a signal to start the Thaipusam […]

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