Photographer's Note

Daily life on the foreshore

Early afternoon on the foreshore near Jambiani, Zanzibar. Its low tide. Dhows lay tilted. Kids are playing. Some people are working in their patch of sea grass (grown for the Japanese market). This commercial activity explains the little sticks emerged at this tidal stage. Others seem to be bathing to cool down (a few heads visible in the sea grass patches). One has buried leftover coconuts in the little mounds in the foreground. I was told that after decomposing for a few months, they will be used to make ropes.

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Scne de vie sur la batture

Cest mare basse Jambiani, Zanzibar. Les bateaux reposent penchs. Des garons samusent. Quelques personnes saffairent dans leur carr dalgues (cultives pour le march japonais). Cette culture explique les petits btons visibles un peu partout ce stade de la mare. Le soleil est haut et certains semblent se rafrachir dans ces carrs dalgue (quelques ttes mergent). On a enterr des restes de noix de coco dans les petits monticules au premier plan. On ma dit quaprs quelques mois de dcomposition on en a fera des cordes.

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  • Copyright: Claude Belanger (cebe) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 13 N: 294] (1491)
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