31.10.2012

*wednesday wish*

I wish....I wish...
to drive the atlas mountains...
direction the beloved Sahara....
 
and take a walk in the dunes :)

P.S.: may listen Tinariwen this friday live from Salle Pleyel/Paris at ARTE live web! In the mood for more music from the Sahara? May visit next week the Taragalte festival in Morocco!

images: petra hassan

29.10.2012

*sahara snapshots from the road II*

and the colours on the road to Agadez....
 
fresh green shades, dusky sunlight, a door painted in light azure...
 
a landscape painted in soft pastell shades, fresh greens and a handmade house...it was the rainy season...
deep red sand beside the road and a light blue sparkling lake in the early afternoon...dark lilac coloured pothole patchwork on the route..oh dear! the potholes on that road can make a car disappear!
the celadon green colours of the lake Abalak....magical! water is life!
dusky yellow of an upcoming sandstorm on the piste near In-Gall and silver greyish, heavy clouds...camels and goats waiting under acacia trees for the thunderstorm passing by...

may listen here one of my favourite songs of  Koudede, sadly he passed away yesterday because of an tragic accident on a road *paix à son âme* my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

*life is precious*

images: petra hassan

*new*

colours & cushions!
 inspired by the colours of wild flowers in the desert...
now online here the latest *desert blossoms* cushions made from handloomed indian silk and vintage, kantha stitched fragments of sari silk :)

images: petra hassan

17.10.2012

*wednesday wish*

I wish...I wish...
sitting in the car and going far....wind in the face, messy hair and desert music in the ear....
champagne coloured, sparkling dunes passing by and a few melting clouds in the sky.....what a perfect day! :)

images: petra hassan (Sahara,Algeria)

07.10.2012

*sahara snapshots from the road*

prevented from sleep by a heavy cold last night, I tried to start organizing the zillion trillion thousands of images I took since 2005....
and found by accident the forgotten ones, the ones I never had the time to watch before....
I remember I took these ones on a 2011 trip in Algeria, on the road drive back from Tadrart to Djanet and tried to catch every camel who passed by with the camera :)
late afternoon, mysterious and diffuse sunlight, cloudy sky; the sunbleached landscape touched in a magical mood...a flock goats under the acacia tree and a member of a nomad family.

images: petra hassan (Sahara/Algeria)