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Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Weekly Photo Challenge: Split-Second Story

Swaziland
This story is about love and pride. It was only for couple minutes that I met this man and the donkies.

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Coming Soon? A Bridge Over Troubled Water

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Zambia/Botswana

There is quite a lot traffic between Zambia and Botswana even though those two countries have common border only a little bit over 100 meters and that border is in the middle of Zambezi River. There has been talk about building a bridge there at Kazungula for years or maybe decades because there is no bridge. Seriously. No bridge. All the lorries (as in the pictures) and stuff are transported over the river by ferry boat. And they might have to wait pretty long to get to the other side.

Now some serious plans have been made to finally start the construction but that has waken up Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe doesn’t want to loose revenues and denies Zambia and Botswana having any common border. Interesting dilemma. So is there coming a bridge soon? Who knows… TIA.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Work of Art

I got so overwhelmingly inspired from this weeks Photo Challenge that I have to share four photos with you. Hold on to your hats folks!

 

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What a fascinating form of art clownery is! These clowns performing to Swazi schoolchildren belong to two organisations: Clowns Without Borders South Africa and Clowner utan Gränser (a Swedish NGO). I will get back to them later on in my blog and tell you more about what they do.

 

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Painting is a traditional art form but you may offen found amazing paintings made on an unconventional surface. I photographed this beautifully painted container in the garden of Sandra Lee Center (an orphanage in Mbabane, Swaziland).

 

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These boys and men are performing their art – traditional dances – in Mantenga Cultural Village in Swaziland.

 

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Last but not least: art of nature. What a colour and figure! Just amazing.