Sunday, July 30, 2006

Back to the beach

Our family vacation at the beach is a distant memory now. However, I wanted to resurrect a few memories to help me feel better in this cold grey Nairobi winter's day. (Yes, July and August are "winter" here, and it's colder than you'd expect.)

As I walked along the beach, I noticed a huge amount of orphaned sandals. One morning I collected a few to build this collage. After I took the shot, I disposed of them properly. (Aaah, that was a good feeling!)

You'd be surprised at how many sandals are washed up on the beach.

One local art company (Kitengela) has made bead curtains from beach-wash-sandals. I shot this from their store display window.

6 Comments:

Blogger soulreavers said...

how cold DOES it get there in Nairobi?

Sun Jul 30, 11:45:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Chris said...

Those pictures are beautiful. I love your eye for interesting things in Nairobi.

Sun Jul 30, 07:33:00 PM PDT  
Blogger The Lone Beader said...

I love this post!! It is so cool that you collected the sandals like that. That made a very nice photo. Also, the bead-curtains are so unique! I could use one like that in red colors:)

Sun Jul 30, 09:26:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Nairobi Paul said...

Thanks, all!

It gets as cold as 55 degrees (f) at night. When there are no heaters, it feels REALLY cold.

Sun Jul 30, 10:05:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Rantirator said...

The sandal pic is magnificent!

Tue Aug 01, 06:52:00 AM PDT  
Blogger GreenDigitalist said...

http://www.kitengela-glass.com/index.htm is that the shop? If so, maybe a great thing would be to sell those curtains, maybe via a fair-trade online shop. They would be excellent for outdoor use!

Mon Oct 18, 02:36:00 PM PDT  

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