|I guess this could be called "Truth in Advertising"!|
But, I already KNOW what Jello is made of,
and would rather not be reminded.
|"Getou" came into the Mission Office recently.|
She lives with her aunt, who is the Relief Society
president in our Gombé Ward.
(She is the younger sister of Getou's mother)
I believe that both of Getou's parents may have died.
|Getou is statuesque, poised and very beautiful. |
She reminds me so much of my daughter, Joanne.
When I told her that, she was very pleased.
|Congolese girls LOVE to "pose"!|
Chantal, from Geneva, & her mother Janene (above)
were going shopping... (Chantal's favorite thing to do!)
and taking Getou along.
|A Flamboyant Tree, also called Royal Poinciana.|
In full bloom, the whole tree is red with blossoms.
|A little different look for a Congolese, man or woman.|
They are so typically clothed in colorful patterns
that any variation stands out.
|This woman was hauling a lot of weight on her back AND her head.|
|The whole "don't wear plaid and floral" thing seems to escape some men..|
(and not just Congolese)!
|The man in the background is one of the |
dread-locked, ragged street men.
He is looking into one of the new green
fixed trash receptacles
recently installed along Trente Juin Blvd. and,
judging by his full bags, it's been a productive day.
|It's always fun to see this long, flowing style of clothing.|
I thought it was just worn by Muslims, but have been told
that this is not always the case. It is just "African" as well.
|It's very common to see someone rolling a tire down the street. |
Tires are used, not till they are worn, but till they are in shreds.
|Pink shirts in dress and casual style.|
|Like "Sesame Street"...|
♫Can you see the thing that doesn't belong?♫
That metal fence in the middle is called a median.
All the cars heading north are supposed to be
on the RIGHT side of it.
But, in Kinshasa, the motto is "Pedestrian Beware!"
|I took this picture for the turquoise dress, but the pink jacket is nice, too.|
|For every picture of someone in pajamas, 5-10 are missed,|
but this is a good one.
|Home, Sweet Home... Behind the top of the palm|
are our south and east facing bedroom windows,
overlooking our roof-terrace & the Plaza.
Some afternoons, we just stand at the point and look down
to enjoy all the people & activities on the Plaza below.
|One day, two women who are the landladies for|
a couple of our missionary apartments came in.
I told them, "Vous est tres jolie".
(Don't grade my French. I just try to come close..)
|Ugly, ugly! Held together with tape and gum.|
|Interesting growth out of a tree.|
|A "Traveler's Palm" over the entrance to a walled home.|
|Rain drops on the window make it somewhat blurred,|
but, this looks like the growths on the Hindu temple at Angkor Wat.
Very strange! (It covered about three times the area of the picture)
|Just when you think no one can come up with yet another|
unique look.... here's an interesting layout.
|Not as good a picture as it could have been, but the fabric was beautiful,|
as was the style.