56600 Benguema, mid-way between the capital Freetown and Masiaka, often disputed by RUF rebel forces and Sierra Leone Army SLA
56599 In a village along Moyamba Road
56500 Freetown, Mountain Cut
56562 Freetown, secondary school girls
56567 Freetown, shared taxicab
56648 Kissy Road Cemetery in Freetown
56561 Water pit in Calaba Town (Freetown)
56529 Waiting to cross Kanduga bridge on Moyamba road
56499 Tyres repair shop and its young boss, here trying to jump-start an air compressor, with which to inflate the punctured tyre of my Mercedes-Benz, on the way back from Bo
56641 Jamul-Amin mosque in downtown Freetown
56552 Shared transportation at Mile 91
56539 This almost capsized truck caused a biblic traffic jam to arise at Kanduga River. The Moyamba Road, leading from Freetown to Bo-Kenema district, was in June-July 2000 much, much safer than the main, paved road Freetown-Masiaka-Mile 91 which had been sometimes under attack from the RUF rebels. That is why, although unpaved and affected by this huge bottleneck, it was sustaining 90 percent of goods and passenger traffic between Freetown and (south) eastern regions.
56595 Lakka peninsula beach
56576 In a friend's house in Bo
56526 Lessons are over!
56663 Wood-cutting is a widely spread resource in Sierra Leone
Farewell, good ol' Marjan... The lone king of Kabul zoo succumbs to his age at 48, after surviving years and years of deprivations and symbolizing to kabulis the spirit of resiliency itself Well.....that's sad news, indeed. To my eyes, Marjan symbolized hope. However, in thinking about that dear old lion's death I choose to believe that when he heard the swoosh of kites flying over Kabul, heard the roars from the football stadium, experienced the renewed sounds of music in the air and heard the click-click of chess pieces being moved around chessboards....well, the old guy knew that there was plenty of hope around and it was okay for him to let go and fly off, amid kite strings, to wherever it is the spirits of animals go.
Peace to you Marjan and peace to Afghanistan.
[Diana Smith, via the Internet]