09.09.2012

*camel babies on a pillow*

silence, sahara, fata morgana *sightseeing* and a few baby camels crossed my way....
 
*new* digital sahara camel baby pillows in neutral colours made from finest cotton & silver *sparkling* linen now available in my online shop, click here :)

images: petra hassan

P.S: read the latest festival au désert news here!

05.09.2012

*la fête du chameau*

"we are going to take a garden break and I will take you to something special this morning" he said.....
and he took me to a place outside of town, where you can get a little glimpse of the smell of the Ténéré ....
because he knew that I love camels and of course he know.....colours!
and he knew that I would like to see what the beautiful women are wearing....he knew that I like embroidery.....
 
and he knew that I would be curious watching a camel walking on knees....
 
and he knew that I like pretty decorated donkeys...
and he knew that beside all the other things in life there is always space for little *white* camels caravaning in my mind....so one day earlier this year he asked me if I really would like to have one....
I said "yes" and then he asked "what about a flock....?" "eh...ouii (sourire)...on va voir...!" then we left the place and went back to continue working in the garden.... :)

images: petra hassan (Agadez/Niger)

P.S.: please click here and read in french via En Vouature Simone about the dramatic situation in a village near Niamey and here via humedica in german about the floodings. I watched on my way back from Agadez to Niamey some floodings and it seems that the big one just missed me for one day...or two...!

04.09.2012

*la jeunesse touareg d'Agadez*

they watched me...I watched back...shy...
then they gave me a smile...probably...behind their tagelmoust (turban) wrap....
then they asked me...."Madame..."! *eh...ouiiii*?
 "Madameeee......photo, photoooo...prendre une photo...!" well, so I did! :)
...and he did, with the sahara cell phone! Then...I thought there is not that much different between them and the other young ones all over the world. Their Idols are Che Guevara, Bob Marley and a spanish football club -and of course- local and sahara desert musicians and well...a former dictator as I found out! They wearing slim fit shirts, tight jeans and fancy accessoires, colour combinations you never have seen before in your life...but there is a difference.....which makes me thinking much and really sad, the fact that most of them never got the chance to go to school!

images: petra hassan (Agadez/Niger)

P.S.: don´t forget to switch on your TV on september 13th, Woodstock in Timbuktu will be on air from 23.15 in the german WDR!

02.09.2012

*sahara desert outdoor living*

a simple outdoor living inspiration from the edge of the Ténéré...
a colourful and romantic patio bedroom
the comfortable living room corner
the simple outdoor kitchen
please, take a seat and enjoy
the famous, bittersweet green *tea* of the Sahara desert :-)

images: petra hassan (Agadez/Niger & Djanet/Algeria)