The dam of Loumbila is located at about 15 km north-east of Ouagadougou, the capital of the Burkina-Faso, before the little town of Ziniaré (where the president Blaise Compaoré bore and where he has a palace).
Built in 1947, the dam is 42 millions of m3 of capacity.
Its waters go to the dam n°3 in the centre of Ouagadougou before being treated at the Raspanga station. Then they can be supplied.
A lot of market gardeners work the dam banks and the little ditches around ; some fish on the lake too.
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sacimar (25975) 2012-07-09 7:39
I like this image of daily life, the scene you captured is interesting, the kids and the animals create a good composition, well done,
delpeoples (52447) 2012-07-18 17:15
Salut cher Yannis
A photo that is instantly recognisable as being African. I love this natural daily life scene, it's very sweet. And it has been well-composed with good management of the light and the shade. Thanks for sharing.
leo61 (0) 2012-08-09 10:33
Not the best quality but a nice daylife shot from this country.
Good composition with this branch comming from the top and good depth with the trees and the village in the far distance.
- Copyright: Yannis Bautrait (yaya13baut) (3344)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K200D, pentax 18-55mmF3.5-5.6 AL
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Afrique de l'Ouest 2010
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-07 2:31