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Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

Victoria Falls Bridge (Wordless Wednesday)

Zambia/Zimbabwe

Between Zambia and Zimbabwe there is a railway bridge called Victoria Falls Bridge. This magnificent bridge was built 1904-1905 and at that time it was the highest bridge in the world! Bridge was built in England and shipped in parts to Africa. It was supposed to be a part of Cape to Cairo railway enterprise. That project was never finished. Anyway I think it’s a real beauty.

Find out more about the Bridge!

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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: Reflection

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection

Zimbabwe
This herd of elephants had come to a waterhole at the time of the sunset. They had babies with them and some of the babies were so tiny – tiniest elephants I’ve ever seen. Close by there was also a lion but that lion wasn’t a thred to these elephants because she had already got her supper.