“ To make a choice is to give up the other options – Choisir c’est renoncer ” French author Andre Gide once wrote. For this gallery I have selected my favorite pictures on different topics. More will come later on (Mauritania, Brittany, the Congo Republic, and the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan). At this initial stage of the website construction I have not provided captions and some viewers might find this a shortcoming. I have provided an introductory text for each topic and it might grow over time.