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Senegal
Africa 1986
Gambia


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Gambia, 1986, digitalized

Gambia, 1986, digitalized
SORRY FOR THE HORIZON, I WAS NOT INTENDING TO PUBLISH THIS NOW AND AS THE UPLOADER IS BUGGING I CAN'T CORRECT IT...
I HAVE LIVED IN SENEGAL AND GAMBIA FOR OVER ONE YEAR IN AN HUMANITARY MISSION, A BREAK FROM MY USUAL JOB. COMING BACK TO EUROPE AND TO EUROPEANS VALUES IS SOMETHING I NEVER TOTALLY RECOVERED FROM.

ROL/Photo, Erika Akire, Cämmerer zu Nau, kiiti and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo


54 comments - The latest ones
 Boro
Boro club
Excellente ***********
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Boro club
Obrigada Thierry
5 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Don’t care of the horizon. It’s authentic and that’s important. Have a nice Sunday, Isabel !
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Ulrich John club
Obrigada Ulrich, same wishes
5 weeks ago.
 PhLB - Luc Boonen
PhLB - Luc Boonen club
No reason for any excuse, it is showing a day in the Gambian life
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to PhLB - Luc Boonen club
It was Gambia, but it is so alike... obrigada Luc
5 weeks ago.
PhLB - Luc Boonen club
has replied to Xata club
I discovered your title, changed it in my comment .....
5 weeks ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Joli témoignage!!!!!!
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Nouchetdu38 club
Obrigada Nouchet, merci
5 weeks ago.
 Jean-luc Drouin
Jean-luc Drouin club
La photo est dynamique, mais je ne pense pas qu'elle soit prise au Leica !?
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Jean-luc Drouin club
Un de mes nikon, je ne sais même plus lequel. Digitalizé à partir d'une photo papier car malheureusement tous mes négatifs et quelques appareils ont été perdus dans une inondation en 1990. Heureusement une boite avec des tirages papier était au-dessus de la bibliotheque... c'est tout ce que j'ai pu sauver du passé.
5 weeks ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
Your reflections on living in The Gambia and Senegal made me think back about what one of my project officers in Senegal once told me about the very different concept of time in our respective cultures: "Europeans have clocks and watches; we have time."
A lovely image of Gambian river life, Isabel. It has not changed all that much in the rural areas. Just a couple of years ago, one of our local sustainable development projects in the North Bank included providing carts and donkeys so farmers could take their produce to market.
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Annalia S. club
This is very true... and the clockwork way of life in Europe has always been difficult for me, in my south we are like Africans... we take our time.
In my job time was not a question of minutes, soit was fine with me.

35 years ago these people used to say: "we are sticky but not yet agressive". Hope this did not change either...
5 weeks ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
Like this very much Isabel. It’s a story. I love horses also and this lovely one us concentrating on the job with those ears and also a sweaty neck from the work. Hope there was plenty of rest and water and the end of the job.
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Janano - club
I would have loved never to come back. But I found out I did not have the right place there, but neither anywhere, maybe only where I am, but it changed so much due to mass tourism that I really feel I don't fit in here too... fortunately Mother Nature saves me from sinking...
5 weeks ago.
 ANNICK56
ANNICK56 club
belle scène de vie très dynamique isabel, bon dimanche
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to ANNICK56 club
Obrigada Annaig, pour toi aussi
5 weeks ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
excellent picture
5 weeks ago.
 M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !! ( Marj )
M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Great capture into the lives of these people & we complain !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
Quite an experience for you Isabel & good on you !!!
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to M♥rJ Photogr♥phy !!… club
Obrigada Marj, part of me stayed there...
5 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Interesting picture and words Isabel, and something to think about, especially at Christmas time!
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
Should be all year round, Rosa... obrigada
5 weeks ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
I tilted my laptop. So, the horizon corrected! =D

But you could also call it as an intentional Dutch angle... One can feel the speed! =)
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Sami Serola club
They were speeding and me too, well, my driver was !
5 weeks ago.
 Diana Australis
Diana Australis club
So very, very interesting, and I understand. When you have spent time living with people who are poor and live lives so different to ours, it is very difficult to accept the empty materialism of western life. I agree fully...
5 weeks ago.
David G Johnson club
has replied to Diana Australis club
''Empty materialism'' is a good term to use regarding today's values.. Diana'.. Having said that, I can't relate to the mind broadening and probably wonderful experience.. as Isabel has, because .....I have only ever known a material life..
Keep well.... and good wishes to you.. from > Dj.
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Diana Australis club
Indeed Diana. I was born very poor, we were as poor as those people. I was very good at school and therefore climbed in professional life, but my youth friends kept being my best friends and even if I have tasted the best money can buy... I still appreciate what is simple, am proud of my ones and live without showing off.
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
It is quite interesting coming across these later uploads from members.. while the load feature is down... // Keep well Isabel.... and Cheers from ...> David J.
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to David G Johnson club
Obrigada David, as per your answer to Diana too. Today grey sky... not very cold, 17ºC, but dull !
5 weeks ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
Loved seeing this, it's good to experience another culture.
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to fragglerocks club
Obrigada Fraggs
5 weeks ago.
 Nautilus
Nautilus club
l' essentiel dans cette photo , n' est pas la technique ( aujourd'hui peut-être prendrais tu le côté technique de la composition , plus à coeur ) , mais l' ambiance, l' émotion , l' atmosphère , et aussi l' aspect documentaire .
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Nautilus club
Pris d'un jeep en mouvement... pas facile de faire mieux. Digitalizé à partir d'un vieux tirage papier (negatifs perdus dans un inondation), donc pas grande netteté...
5 weeks ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
Glad you were able to save this image from an old paper print. Wonderful reminder of those few years that left such a lasting impression on your life Isabel!

Enjoy The Little Things - Stay Well - Treasure Your Memories
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Clickity Click club
Obrigada Chris, most important memories are in my memory...
5 weeks ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
good!
forget about that horizon...... ;-)
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Boarischa Krautmo club
Obrigada Markus
5 weeks ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
My Father had a horse... he was so poor that he fed it less and less each day.. he eventually got it down and down to eating nothing at all... but then it died.
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to David G Johnson club
Oh...
5 weeks ago.
David G Johnson club
has replied to Xata club
It was one of my silly jokes Isabel.... sorry...
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to David G Johnson club
It was a little too much, I mean not the fact that you joked but the conclusion ... LOL
5 weeks ago. Edited 5 weeks ago.
 Amazingstoker
Amazingstoker club
A nice slice-o-life image
5 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome shot! Stay well!

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5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to William Sutherland club
Obrigada William
4 weeks ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Lovely capture of Africa
5 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Gillian Everett club
Obrigada Gillian
4 weeks ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
beautiful scene and what a splendid experience, I understand the "after" feelings ...
4 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Nora Caracci club
Obrigada Nora, not everyone can...
4 weeks ago.
 Ghislaine
Ghislaine club
merci pour ce voyage dans le temps.
4 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to Ghislaine club
Obrigada Ghislaine
4 weeks ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
The horizon doesn't matter, what does is that you've managed to save this image. It reminds me of life in some countries I've visited: as Diana noted, the contrast with our empty materialist western lifestyle does indeed leave indelible images.
4 weeks ago.
Xata club
has replied to tiabunna club
It makes us feel how unimportant some things are...
Obrigada George
4 weeks ago.
 Diederik Santema
Diederik Santema club
Lovely capture
4 weeks ago.
 Erika Akire
Erika Akire club
..a very impressive scene, Isabel...
4 weeks ago.

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