Overgrown castle, Tokyo, Japan
Photo credit: xeeliz
Tetra Edgeさんの1st Mini Album「Kaleidoscope」のジャケットを担当させて頂きました。
Artist: ◎ ☁ ◎
"I try not to lose sight of the little things, like being able to wake up in your own house, make a cup of tea with your own kettle and just being able to lounge around on your sofa. It’s really important to speak to the people who helped get you where you are, your family and friends. The moment you lose sight of them, you’re lost."
In Photos: “Signares” by Fabrice Monteiro.
As European traders and explorers began to ascend on Africa’s west coast around the 15th and 16th century, as these men where forbidden from bringing their families and wives from their home countries, they began to intermingle and intermarry with African women in the Senegambia region. As a result of these relations, many of these women began to orchestrate business dealings to their benefits “using these partnerships to bolster their socioeconomic standing and personal trading enterprises”. One signare in the 1770s from St Louis, Senegal, is noted to have been a property owner and dealer as she bought and sold property in Saint-Domingue, while “five other signares in Gorée signed a petition against a poorly run French company that had been awarded an exclusive contract with the island”.
Although these relations were not at first recognized by colonial and European authorities, it later became acceptable for Europeans living in Senegal to marry and have their descendants profit from these unions through heritage rights. Most of these women were considered to be of a high class and often married “middle-class executives or French and English aristocrats”. Naturally, a new sense of fashion was born as the women combined their own traditional styles with European attire at the time.
All Africa, All the time.
Biddy is a 2-year old male African Pygmy hedgehog who goes on amazing adventures with the help of his people parents Thomas and Toni. He goes all over the place and if you want to see more of him and his travels check out his Instagram!
you had me at “hedgehog who goes on amazing adventures”