Saturday, February 8, 2014

Street Scenes Photo Challenge

The task for this month's Photo Challenge was pictures of street scenes. When I read that topic, I thought, ah-ha, I got this one. And here it is February 8, at 10:30 pm, and I am scrambling to get this together. Arrgh. 

This first picture was taken in a suburb of Nairobi, Kenya. It was a parade to raise awareness for the Red Cross. Could be a picture taken any place, right? 
This picture was taken in the town of Ngong. It is a few miles outside of Nairobi - ok, maybe more than a few miles, darn bus ride gets me so disoriented. This little town has the modern conveniences, such as ATM's, fully stocked grocery stores and internet. But notice the man on the right. He is a Maasai, dressed like Maasai dress day in and day out.
Last we have the main drag of Saikeri, a Maasai village in the Bush. It is farmer's market day, so that is why the street is so filled with activity.
I have so many pictures from Kenya that it was hard to chose which ones to use. I picked these because they show the difference which twenty-some miles can make.

All of the pictures were taken with my Nikon Coolpix set on Auto pilot - the best place to be (besides Kenya).


Donna said...

Oh Chris, what a different yet we live in!
Love the photos!

Donna said...

How wonderful this morning to see some photos from another corner of the world! Thanks for joining in on the photo challenge again this month, Chris!

These street scenes help to tell the story about how our cultures are similar and not similar. The parade could have very well been taken here in the U.S. Oh gosh, I really like that Maasai fellow! I would have been trying to slip him a few bills and ask permission for a photo shoot! And the farmer's market image shows how shopping there is drastically different than here. Love the green vehicles and the coca-cola sign on the left.

Thanks for sharing these terrific travel photos with us!

Elizabeth Olmstead McBride said...

Yes, the parade photo could have been taken anywhere, there's really no clue as to its location.

The other street scenes could be in Colombia or Mexico, other than the Maasai man.

Great photos.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

It was nice to see both areas for comparison and always fun to see different parts of the world.

Ileana said...

The most important thing in this challange ,is that we can see pictures from all over world. Beautiful pictures! Have a good week!( my english in not so good!:) )