Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

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Swaziland

Now I’m cheeting a little bit. This photo is taken by my husband. We got engaged five years ago in this river in Pine Valley. The place is absolutely beautiful. We got there during schoolholiday and there where children playing in the river. Actually the river was their water slide. Isn’t all that summer lovin’?

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

Behind the Bookshelf

Zambia
Few years ago my husband and I stayed two nights on Bovu Island. There lives a couple who offers simple accomodation to travellers. In the evening it’s possible to enjoy a hot meal in an open living/dining room. There we had some extra company from genets which are living on the island. Genets came to see if they could have got any treats from the table.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Room

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Swaziland

Would you like to have a bathroom that’s airy, plain and lush? Here’s one for you!

This formerly very fancy bathroom belongs to an abandoned house which I have introduced to you already in my earlier posts here, here and here. (That last one is my own favorite.) Everything usable has been taken including the piping inside the walls. Only tiles are left. But aren’t they quite pretty? I swear that this bathroom has been luxurious when it was built.

Want to see more room? Take a look to the Weekly Photo Challenge.

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.

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Unexpected Rainforest

Mosi oa Tunya/ Victoria Falls, Zambia

While visiting the falls I didn’t expect a lush rainforest because it was a dry season. But I should have known better. Going down to the second gorge to see the falls from the riverbank we walked through a beautiful and lush rainforest. Everywhere else the nature was dry and brown but down there the falls and Zambezi river gave so much moisture that the forest was very much alive.

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