MOST DAYS IN THE CONGO OFFER SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES
FOR PICTURES OF INTERESTING ATTIRE
AND SOMETIMES STRANGE THINGS, TOO.
BUT THE END OF THIS BLOG
WILL SHOW YOU THE FUTURE...
|I am from Florida, where logging is a big industry.|
But, the trees they have in the Congo Rain Basin
are bigger than any I've seen outside of the Redwoods in CA.
business man to the right and
a casually dressed man getting a shoe shine.
How often do you see the latter?
It's common here.
|I LOVE this dress!|
|Plaid hat? Not so much.|
|Color and style!|
|Apparently, she wanted to get somewhere fast,|
so she took off her shoes.
But, I don't think that is why the young man is looking back at her!
|This lady finished the ensemble with hat, purse AND shoes to match.|
|Another woman in a hurry, but with shoes.|
|I soooo wished to have been closer for the lady on the right.|
She was quite beautiful and the dress likewise.
|With many of the businesses, you have to go drive down the sidewalk|
to get to the parking. These means "Double Jeopardy" for pedestrians!
|Not enough zoom on my camera,|
but this guy in purple was my "Pajama of the Week"..
|We happened across this plastic shopping bag|
with an unusual Italian city called LDS (for short).
I know that we are preparing to build a temple in Rome,
but had no idea things had progressed this far in Italy.
|Another well-groomed business man. |
This hotel is our view just before we turn into the Misson Office entry.
|An unusual sight... a building under construction with actual|
protection in place all around to keep falling items from hurting people.
Typically, for pedestrians, it's a matter of "Hurry and cross your fingers!"
|Another uncommon style because all of the pattern design is on the font.|
Wish I could have been quick enough to capture it all.
|Since we are not supposed to take pictures of the police,|
I just had to do it. Two of these guys had guns, but WE had a car.
|Some guys really DON'T have a clue!|
|An older business man. When I see someone his age,|
I know that he has seen many difficult things in his lifetime
and applaud him for coming through it all.
|This is one of my favorites... the close up detail was lovely|
and the fabric quite expensive looking.
|A shiny, silky pink shirt...|
|All business and brief case, too.|
|A handsome shirt in teal and puple.|
|And, pink again in a smock top.|
|Sort of Zebra-like, but also modern looking.|
|Could it be that NANDO'S of grilled chicken fame in Johannesburg|
is ready to open their newest franchise in Kinshasa?
|Swirling pattern and bright, contrasting colors.|
|Hand signals are given by taxis and by the waiting customer.|
They communicate where they are going &/or where they want to go.
Do not ever mistake this for a traffic signal!
|Taken from our roof/porch...|
Two older mothers, wearing traditional Congolese dresses
and carrying a baby & little boy on their backs.
These are the Congolese women of today.