this place

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For Christmas J gave me a morning to myself to enjoy a coffee in town and then wander around taking pictures. It was, well, sorta perfect. The morning started with a downpour that was more than welcome while I sipped my coffee, poured through a great book, and listened to the rain pound every roof and surface surrounding me. The morning ended in steamy heat, flooded streets, and zogo (chaos) at the market. Somehow over the last two years the "different" has become more "normal." This place with its vivid smells, brilliant colors, chaotic noises is so special to me. The amazing people made in the image of their Creator makes me so blessed I get to be here. To see this all. To experience it. And to capture a bit of it.
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can you tell what this is? I stepped in it (yep, with flip flops on) before I realized...stupid Mzungu
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Comments

Beth said…
I'm loving where you live, too! What's funny is that it reminds me a little of where I live. Especially the market atmosphere. I love that aspect about Turkey, I can see why you love it in Tanzania. I love your photos, Roxanne. Thanks for sharing your treasured day with us. :)
Bibi Ronnie said…
Glad I can relive the memories without the smells , heat, or rushing water through my shoes. Great pictures.
Wow, great pictures, Rox! Are you using a photo editing software, or are the pictures just that vivivd? (There's one that's really red looking and awesome-in the market I believe.) And no, I don't know what that picture was of. But now I'm curious! What was it?
misskatiez said…
i gotta visit.
Gma Rho said…
Great job - the pictures are wonderful!
Roxanne said…
No software used at all- not that i would even know how to use it :) I am taking an online photography course and finally learning how to use all the settings on the camera though so hence the different modes. The market scene looks red-ish because there is a big orange tarp covering it to keep the rain away but I loved how it made everything look like it was under an orange filter. And that picture is teh butchered cows from that morning- their skins just laying in the road draining the blood to the sewers...can you imagine teh smell now?:)
Michelle said…
Wow. This post, more than any other, gave me context. How wonderfully foreign...thank you so much for sharing :-)
Amanda said…
hopping over from the Thrive Project...what a beautiful array of color:)
Sarah said…
Coming over from the Thrive Project. Beautiful photos and great job of capturing the people and the life.
Sarah
beautiful photos. i heart your heart. stopping by from the thrive project.
Farmgirl Paints said…
wow...what an amazing place. thanks for sharing a bit of your world. love the color!!

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