This has nothing to do with black American music or even ice-hockey. This is the city of Saint-Louis in the north-western corner of Senegal,right on the border with Mauretania. A picturesque city with a mixture of Sahelian, African style and a French colonial heritage.
This was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
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mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-11-11 7:44
Hello Gert! Very interesting picture. Good capture. Very good POV and composition. Nice colours. Original shot. Well done!
zeynepe (9833) 2008-11-11 7:54
An interesting composition from your great archieve.
The palmm trees and their reflections give nice graphical effects.
Congrats and have a nice day,
lancehannah (1307) 2008-11-11 8:12
This scenario remembers me of my holidays in Zanzibar a vew years ago and I imagine it can also be use as a nice decor for an old British colonial film....
Great caught with a classical touch,chapeau!
fanni (14178) 2008-11-11 10:57
Strange as it might seem, my very first impression: the colour gamma of this photo makes me imagine it's something in quite a different world... or it is a scene from a movie about places which never chance and have preserved their old Colonial style forever...
I also like the soft reflection in the rippled water!
very interesting, very good composition! And it's nice to see a person dressed in red :)
mikeo (12129) 2008-11-11 12:38
Another nice shot from so cool place! Very like nice reflections in water and trees in a row... Very interesting architecture...
dareco (17134) 2008-11-11 15:02
I see through your pictures that you have lead a very interesting life!! This is a very interesting and beautiful scene. Very nice detail and pov. TFS
noborders (1010) 2008-11-11 23:54
A city that I never saw although I spent some months working in Senegal but only south of Dakar where I was based - no occasion to go there although I was very attracted ! I like this sort of colours (maybe due to the old slide too) and the nostalgic atmosphere of the place. Strangely, it reminds me a bit of Haiti also... Great feel !
emka (67229) 2008-11-11 23:58
Very nostalgic picture, with palms, boats, scene from everyday life. A bit misty and mysterius. And such a calmness! I like it very much. Regards
scroller (3407) 2008-11-12 1:11
For the first time in a long time, I was thinking about the fact that this is a scanned photo. In some way the scanning procedure here have made it looking lika a painting more than a photo, and I like that effect. The diagonal from the palmtrees makes the balance just right.
saxo042 (35146) 2008-11-12 7:00
This reminds me of a picture postcard from many years ago. There is a certain timeless feeling here with all those palms. If you look carefully you can see the car that spoils this feeling, but it it really hard to see it. A very fine picture!
pablominto (53744) 2008-11-15 1:27
A good documentary from times gone by!
A fine slice of life by the waterside, the colours seem to be well preserved on film...
Classical composition, where the palm trees are outstanding elements!
COSTANTINO (46432) 2008-11-15 5:00
a different exotic scene,the palm trees and the reflections
give another interest to this picture..
Very good pov,original version
have a nice week end
brano14 (2604) 2008-11-16 19:18
Nicely captured scene from everyday life, nice soft colors!
kwekwekan (866) 2014-01-21 16:50
It is always enjoyable to browse through your gallery to go back in time and see what many interesting parts of the world looked like over 20 years ago. You have captured the beauty of this famous colonial town exceptionally well, with a great composition and lots of interesting details throughout. The image also has that timeless look that real film brings, something that is lacking in today's digital world.
Thanks for sharing,
- Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) (33461)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1990-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Processed from film or prints [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-11 7:43