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This picture is part of the shooting I made one late afternoon with a friend in the heights of Luanda like the first one I published on TrekEarth 6 months ago.

Taken from the “Fortaleza”, the former franciscan monastery the Portuguese built when they settled in this bay, one can see a rather odd collection of weapons like this worn out plane. This deadly vehicule is another inheritage of the agitated thirty past years during which the war devastated the country.

With about 12 million inhabitants, it is generally assessed that there were about 1 million people killed during the Angolan Civil war and that about 4 million people had to leave their house. Angola is among the top countries for the number of landmines : most provinces are spoiled for hundred years.

In the background, you can notice one of the few high buildings of the City.

Technically, I tried to offset my shadow on the left hand corner as it really spoiled the scene to my mind. I adjusted the contrasts and the gamma balance so as to restore the original sunset light.

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