Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
It is unfortunate for Africa that other freedom fighters have not kept this in mind:-
“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Monday, December 2, 2013
|A traditional Nativity scene|
It's December and it's looking a lot like Christmas. However, I can't stand the "buy, buy, buy" aspect of the season so I've decided to focus on Nativity scenes until the 25th. The first one reminds me of the ones my cousin used to lay out in a corner of my grandmother's living room, after an outing into the woods to gather moss.
Most or all of the photos will be from an exhibition I happened upon unexpectedly in January of this year. Many of the materials used to create these Nativity scenes are recycled, as you will see.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
This is how it looks now. Remember what I had to say about it back in July?
Local restaurants, cafés and people with houses for rent have been doing brisk business as a result of the influx of construction workers. What will happen when that work ends?
Along this Guia-Algoz road increased traffic and zero maintenance have resulted in more potholes and uneven surfaces, which are specially dangerous where large trucks, and there are more of those, speed along the narrower bends and don't necessarily keep strictly to their side of the road!
If you travel on this road, please take care!