Thursday, March 09, 2006
Developing Countries and Photos
As promised, the photos I took in Burundi. Well, some of them.
I have this passion for palm trees, I just think they're beautiful. Nothing says 'tropics' like palm trees.
A pot of gold was waiting for me at the end of this rainbow. A pint of beer to be precise.
A heard a strange sound, which came from these fishermen slapping on the water surface with their paddle. They were either allergic to fish, or they tried to lure them with the sound.
To prove that I did work, a picture of a wood shop project at a child centre we visited where children living on the streets of Bujumbura get vocational training.
At the centre they also had the traditional Burundese drums I mentioned in an earlier post. Can you imagine balancing these huge things on your head and slamming them with all your might?
A child waiting for the nurse to see him.
The pharmacy of 'Nouvelle Espérance', an organisation that gives medical and psycho-social assistance to people with HIV or AIDS. You wouldn't believe how many pills you have to take when you're infected by the virus that causes AIDS.
More work: Emma - the daugther of my colleague - and I designed and built this beautiful 'chateau' with lush green garden AND luxury terrace. The towers are my work.
My colleagues eldest son, dressed for 'Carnaval'. He was not amused when I said he looked uglier without the mask.
A typical local dwelling. For ants that is.