My name is Peer. I am a PhD student at the University of Gothenburg. As I do a lot of traveling for my research, I decided I take a camera along.
On this page, I share with you some of the amazing things I see, which in and by themselves constitute a reason for traveling.
I hope you like it.
Oh yeah, all pictures I publish here fall under the creative commons licensing system. In short, that means that you're free to link to or re-post my pictures, as long as you refer back to this page. Interested in using a picture in high resolution? Drop me a message.
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Administrative chief of the Mambasa district in Ituri, Province Orientale, Democratic Republic of Congo (November 2011).
Manhattan & Brooklyn Bridge (NY, April 2013)
Start of Gran Via at Passeo del Prado, Madrid (January 2013)
Papa Wemba, king of the rumba (soukous), original driving force behind Zaiko Langa Langa, and founder of Isifi Lokole (Institut du Savoir Ideologique pour la Formation des Idoles), and band leader of Viva la Musica, in one of his Sunday night shows at Freebox, Kinshasa (2012).
Kid at illegal artisanal mining site near Nizi, Ituri, DRC (November 2011)
Artisanal miners at Bavi, Irumu (Ituri, DRC) November 2011
Sunset over Ameland, a small island off the coast of the Netherlands (January 2011)
Rain falling in Eastern Congo. Picture taken from UN helicopter flying from Bunia to Beni (November 2011).
Artisanal miners in Bavi, Eastern Congo. Bavi is often raided by rebels and despite extortion by the Congolese military, artisanal miners continue to dig for gold, pursuing the dream of wealth. (November 2011)
7-year-old kid just coming out of a gold mine around Nizi, Ituri, Eastern DRC (November 2011). Because the government and mining company AngloGold Ashanti have suspended recognition of artisanal mining bosses (‘sous-traitants’) during 2011, governance of artisanal mining is even less, allowing for more accidents and more women and children in the mines.
Where Stanley met Livingstone… This is the Belgian monument commemorating the meeting between Stanley and Dr. Livingstone. During the Mobutu era, local authorities were obliged to scrape the letters off of the monument, as it reminded Mobutu of Congo’s colonial heritage. It stands on the road between Watsa and Aru in Haut-Uele, Eastern DRC. (October 2011)
Blues singer in New Orleans (February 2010)
Loch Lomond & the Trossachs Natural Park, Schotland (September 2011)
Inveraray, Schotland (September 2011)
Vondelpark, Amsterdam (January 2010)