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Old 06-24-2016, 07:10 AM
 
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Old 06-24-2016, 03:05 PM
 
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Some village outside of Dire dawa. Ethiopia.


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Old 06-25-2016, 10:09 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Some village outside of Dire dawa. Ethiopia.


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Well, I wouldn't consider that a city, but I do love traditional folk architecture. Thanks for sharing.

As to the thread in general, Dar Es Salaam looks like a very pleasant place for a large city. And South African cities look like the most diverse, architecturally, on the continent. Very American (reminding me of the European and Mediterranean influenced California style) in many ways.

Oran looks very much urban Spanish in style.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:28 PM
 
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In the first posting, I didn't realize that Cairo was on such a wide body of water ?
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
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Thank you for all the wonderful photos of a place I may never be able to visit. Just beautiful. Picturesque!!
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Old 06-30-2016, 04:33 AM
 
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Thank you for all the wonderful photos of a place I may never be able to visit. Just beautiful. Picturesque!!
Why can't you visit one day?
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Old 06-30-2016, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Buda, the Huns
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Cool thread thanks
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Old 07-06-2016, 02:11 PM
 
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Just a little perspective here: I've been going to Africa for over 30 years, with a 4 week minimum annual commitment to aid work each year. Virtually all of these pictures are from the financial centers of a half dozen rich capitals. Even those skyscrapers are so poorly constructed - funds diverted to sundry pocketbooks - that they have very short useful lives.


So many bright lights, yet 42% of Africans don't even have access to electricity. (Note: I didn't say "electricity in their homes", I said "access". Many countries - whole countries - are in the singe digits. Access to electricity (% of population) | Data


Almost 700 million in sub-Saharan Africa have no access to sanitation. WHO | Key facts from JMP 2015 report
62 percent of all Africa has no access to a toilet.
6 in 10 Africans remain without access to proper toilet: poor sanitation threatens public health | Press centre | UNICEF


For me, the beauty of Africa is the peoples of the continent, not something the West (a bank, an oil company, Hilton) has planted, and not a tyrant's self-glorifying palace.


I don't mean to take away (too much) from anyone's enjoyment of these Disney shots. But I do want to keep some perspective so that the efforts and needs of the many people (mostly volunteer) that I work with are not supported. As pictures, they're great. As representations of Africa...
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:55 PM
 
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Sometime these reports you are referring to are quite frighting but the Africans are living with and enjoying themselves.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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Sometime these reports you are referring to are quite frighting but the Africans are living with and enjoying themselves.
The worst part comes at the massive corruption from most of the governments. For us we've had a solid 20+ years and year after year billions are wasted to corruption while so many people sit without the basics like water and electricity
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