Helmets are to be discarded after the 1st shock….let’s admire the nice crack on this silver one. Well, baby steps I guess. For years, there were no helmets at all. Then Chinese crap appeared in a shy manner, that is they could be seen anywhere on the motorbike but on heads. Now they are most likely worn on heads but some riders or passengers are still reluctant, especially women with complex or voluminous hairdos.
Artsy way to wear a veil and stunning face I’d say…
Victor Lenoir’s tomb. A French doctor who was a pioneer in women’s fertility. Notice the erection on the statue! Would see that in America I guess. The legend says his erection will help fertility so women come and rub it, some even sit on it.
OK purists, including myself, will say street photography should be done with a wide lens but I had just bought a new big lens for Africa and I had to try out. So the urban jungle near the Grand’Place was a good playground.
A Belgian beer museum…that location ranks quite high on some of my friends’ ‘things-to-do-before-I-die list’.
These 2 soldiers were part of a reenactment for Gabrielle Petit’s death by German fire squad during WWI.
Our queen Mathilde was attending that memorial for Gabrielle Petit. A coincidence, I had chosen that day for my photo test because it was one of the rare sunny days in March and April…
I guess this lens will make a good companion in the Tanzanian bush. This month is still part of the low season, I can’t wait for June…
A common scenery along the ocean, young men jump off the pier in style.
They jump from this kind of wall, where the water is a bit deeper.
Things change in Zanzibar, less women are veiled than let’s say 10 years ago. Amongst the ones who are veiled, they’re often fond of bright colors, or sometimes I have witnessed women temporarily discarding the veil as soon as they were away from home (or from for 4 ugly Bin Laden lookalikes after security checks at airport, she was my only passenger and quite hot looking suddenly). Young couples are westernised and seem more relaxed in public.
The beach is still male territory though…with one notable exception that evening. This is a forst time for me to spot a girl in Stonetown in a swimming attire. Nobody seemed to mind. Maybe she is a pioneer.
Colors and make up, small rebellious signs?
Another rarity were these 2 black tourists. An extremely rare sighting. The local romeaos had been quick to spot them and hang around.