Archive for June, 2009

Meantime in Amsterdam – Lech Walesa

June 27, 2009

Lech Walesa visiting the Netherlands, June 2009

Visite de Lech Walesa aux Pays-Bas, Juin 2009

IMG_6770-Lech-Walesa[1]The Hague, June 2009 – Lech Walesa and Minkiewicz – photo Wanda Michalak

IMG_6783-Walesa-&Minkiewicz[1]photo Wanda Michalak

P6240253New-dress[1]Amsterdam June 23 – Wanda’s name’s day

And in the meantime I am still lost in Angola… / Et pendant ce temps je suis toujours paume en Angola…

Zanzibartenders

June 18, 2009

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Domingo na Ilha

June 16, 2009

66-1Party street wholesale

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Saturday along Rua Rainha Ginga

June 14, 2009

 

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65-5Saturday is street cleaning day

65-7Le samedi on profite qu’il y a moins de trafic pour nettoyer les rues

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O Jardim

65-9The Scottish Connection (John Grieve and John Stewart) relaxing after work.

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Meantime in Amsterdam – Rhum & Coca Cola

June 14, 2009

“Septeto Trio Los Dos” playing at the opening of the Rhum & Coca Cola photo exhibition in Gallery WM in Amsterdam. An event I unfortunately missed since I am lost in Angola.

Le “Septeto Trio Los Dos” jouant lors du vernissage de l’exposition de photos “Rhum & Coca Cola” a la galerie WM a Amsterdam. Un evenement que j’ai malheureusement rate etant perdu en Angola.

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Don’t miss the exhibition in case you are in Amsterdam. It runs until July 4

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Kizomba

June 14, 2009

Kizomba A is a so-called Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel located 3km from the Angolan coast approximately 250km North of Luanda. 

090602_photo_contest_2nd[1]Near Kizomba A. Tanker in port waiting to berth the next day. photo: Terry Mc Mannus.

This photo won the second price of the Inside Production Photo Contest (ExxonMobil).

090602_photo_contest_1stMoon rising over Exxon Neftegas Ltd De Kastri Crude Export Terminal in Far East Russia. Photo: Jim Taylor

This photo won the First Price. It has nothing to do with Angola, but is is interesting. So I thought it was worth publishing.

Luanda Hash #372 – June 6, 2009

June 7, 2009

 The Hash was organized at Curious George’s place in Atlantico Sul (Luanda South) / Le Hash a eu lieu chez Curious George a Atlantico Sul (Luanda Sud)

Pat Condon (Safe Sex)

Hash - Depart Safe SexSafe Sex is leaving us. He is moving next week to Bangkok after several years in Luanda where he lead the Hash as a maestro. This departure calls  for a punishment, as per Hash tradition. Since on top of his it is his birthday, it was decided a cake would be prepared on his head…                                                 – photo Christine “Kenya”

63-1Safe Sex nous quitte. Il part dans une semaine pour Bangkok apres plusieurs annees a Luanda ou il a dirige le Hash de main de maitre. Cela merite une punition dans la tradition du Hash. Comme de plus c’est son anniversaire, il fut decide de preparer une tarte sur sa tete…

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Safe Sex thanks for all. We sure will miss you.

The Walk

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Hash 6[1].6 (5)photo Christine “Kenya” 

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63-47going back to the urban life / le retour vers la vie urbaine

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Wrecks – Epaves

June 5, 2009

Underway – En route 

60-6On the way out of Luanda harbor / a la sortie du port de Luanda

60-7Les falaises, a quelques kilometres au nord de Luanda  /the cliffs a few kilometers north of Luanda

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Les Epaves – The Wrecks

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Des dizaines et des dizaines d’epaves, abandonnees le long de la cote et des falaises, sur plusieurs kilometres / dozens and dozens of wrecks, abandonned along the coast and the cliffs over several miles

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bateau fantome – ghost boat

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61-29un paradis pour les herons / an heron paradise

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61-32notre capitaine et guide / our captain and guide

61-31l’equipe / the team

Bar Sul

Au retour nous avons fait un detour par la presqu’ile de Mussulo (au sud de Luanda) et avons fait une halte a Bar Sul histoire de boire un verre

On our way back we made a detour through the Mussulo peninsula (south of Luanda) and stopped at the Bar Sul resort for  a drink  

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