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[D+70] – Meeting people at the beach on a rainy day

Today was a rainy day, especially in the morning, when we could hear heavy clap of thunder. When the rain became less intense, I decided to go to the beach and take a few new pictures.

The sky was a bit too gray so my photos didn’t turn out as well as I expected. I was told that Congo seems a bit empty, based on what people saw on my blog… what you’ll see below will kinda go that way, but there were really few people on the beach today. But let’s make it clear : there are a lot of people in the main streets, and on the beach on sunny days !

I rapidly met a few children and adults, who shouted at me asking for a photograph. They were really nice, and even if people often tend to ask for money (I’ll do an essay about this in the upcoming days/weeks, I guess), they didn’t bring this too much to the fore and I spent a nice moment with them.

Realizing I had my Zoom H4n recorder with me, one of the guys, named Junior (in black & red in the pictures below) asked me to record him singing. Actually he was pretty good, so I thought I would post the audio clip on my blog ! Here it is :

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My first aim was to reach The Wharf, which I am referring to in my to-do list. I felt that the Congolese that were accompanying me were   slightly reluctant to reach this old building in concrete, so we went back. I remembered that I had been told that walking after the “Wharf” was dangerous, so I asked one of the guys if this was true. He confirmed people could be killed (or at least robbed), so I assume that I’ll only take a few quick pictures when I’ll get back there, but never go past it !

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[D+55] – A few shots on the way to the beach

The more I was posting pictures on this blog, the more I was realizing that my pictures weren’t realistic of the life here. I mean, I was focusing on taking good pictures instead of trying to give a precise overview of the reality. Last Saturday, I went to the beach and shot a few photos… Not the best picts ever but I’ll let you tell me what you think by leaving a comment !

I eventually reached the beach. It’s only 10 minutes from where we live. As you can see, some people are swimming, but I heard the water is pretty polluted. I assume we should try, but this day I was alone so I would not have left my camera on the sand, obviously. There’s a lot of waves, and the beach slope is pretty important.

I didn’t wait for the sunset…

…and went back to the flat.

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Categories: Everyday life | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

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