Monday, September 10, 2012

Compounds and Contrast

This photo was making its way around Facebook a few months ago - or at least among users interested in Angola. It is an aerial image of the President´s mother´s compound. From the main road seen to the right, you can´t see much more than a steep, manicured hill. But the view from above lets you see to extent to which luxury and poverty co-exist in Luanda.

I don´t know who took the photo or who originally posted it on the internet, or else I would credit them.