Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Bahir Dar shepherds


Bahir Dar shepherds - six, originally uploaded by CharlesFred.

ometimes, when it has been raining the whole day outside, it is nice to go back over photos from our Africa trip, where it is possible to come across diamonds like this.

We were in Bahir Dar, on the shores of Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile and we had rented a couple of bicycles for the day. After, having had someone attaching themselves to us and making a thorough nuisance of himself and upsetting Fred, he decided to return to the hotel. I carried on and cycled around town with my camera.

I ended up the other side of town, out towards the countryside where I came across some very friendly people, mainly shepherds who all loved to pose in front of the camera, preferably with a sheep in their arms, like this one. It was the end of the day and everyone was relaxed and it was one of those lovely times on one's travels when, despite the language barrier, one felt really connected to the people one came across. Happy memories.

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