Friday, August 5, 2011

Urban Landscapes

This and the following shots are of a wonderful abandoned building in the centre of São Tomé. It belonged to the Portuguese father of a regional businessman (and friend of Morais). The groundfloor, even in my time, was a shop.

Nothing really breathtaking about this next photo but note how the horizontal beams forming an integral part of the building's superstructure, are rock!

These wonderful lamps are found hanging from buildings (and occasionally on top of a lamppost) all around the centre of the city.

This crazy window is halfway up the stairs to my office.

Yes, the Chinese still make paraffin tilly lamps!

An abandoned electricity sub-station with appropriate warnings.

The climate and nature's microorganisms make art.

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