Cause TrekEarth is showing the world through photos i think we can not show only the paradisiac and imaginary dreamland photos. Therefore although i think this photo has nothing special in an artistic point of view i felt the need to post it to my travelogue to show the sad reality of Luanda's streets. Here we see a medical center in the background and right in front of it a big pile of garbage... Like this, all suburbs look the same, full of trash and rubbish all over. Luanda has support for about 800 thousand persons but in meanwhile according to data i've read it has about 3 million inhabitants....
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Liora (1857) 2003-11-18 15:31
Indeed a sad scene, but I fully agree with you that we need to be aware to this side of the world as well.
Curioso (9271) 2003-11-20 8:37
Really good contribution to TE ! That's indeed that kind of scene which is the everyday life of people in Luanda...
Do you remember the exact place ? It reminds me something close to the President palace but I'm not sure...
ngythanh (8576) 2005-08-06 11:33
Most of the time, we must "admit" the bads, in order to bring the goods up.
I wish TE managers could add one more category, "Environment", so we could store these photos in such an archive.
Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Humberto Gloria (hmgg) (66)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-11-08
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Minolta RIVA ZOOM 75w, Kodak Ultra 400
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Visiting Angola
- Theme(s): The uglier, grittier side of life., The Hidden Life of Garbage /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-18 14:56