Sunday, August 20, 2006
Somewhere Down The Crazy River
Here it is, my photographic report of my last trip to 'La République Démocratique Du Congo'
Kinshasa in the early morning, cloudy as always despite this being the dry season.
These are orphaned children getting circus training.
This is the jeep we bought. Pretty nice for an African second hand, isn't it?
On Sunday, we went to a spot some 30km west of the city, near the Congo river rapids.
In the wet season, this would be a raging torrent of water. In fact, I'm standing in the middle of the riverbed. In the dry season, people have easy access to the rocks and pebbles, so they can earn a bit of money excavating stones.
It's amazing to see the shapes the water has carved out of solid rock. These funnels give an idea of the force of the whirlpools in the river during the wet season. No swimming here!
And a nice sunset-over-the-river picture to finish it all off.