Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. --- Mark Twain

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kenya Mombasa

Day 169
21524 km since the beginning of the journey

Mombasa is like an African city, but on the other hand it is not, in a way.
One of the biggest attractions is fortress Fort Jesus , built by Portuguese explores in 1593.

The building material were corals.

Wall-paintings of the 17th century – authors unknown, probably sailors or soldiers.

The museum is in the fortress.

Findings from the bottom of the Gulf Mombasa, the Portuegese fregat „Santo Antonio de Tanna“, which was sunk in 1698.

And a local musical instrument.

Some countries are situated in quite different places, like Ethiopia, but otherwise – Africa it is.

A view from the fort towards the town.

And across the bay.

Pictures from Mombasaƛ Old town.

During the colonial times the policemen wore this kind of uniforms.

Well – G is for gun and V is for van. Will be remembered well.

Mazrui Graveyard – Cemetery – photo was taken from between the gates.

And finally – today is June, 23. The grass is freshly cut here. Very much like in Estonia. But on the grass – one can see this kind of birds.

And this kind of animals run around. Nothing eatable should not be left unwatched - it will disappear immediately.

Happy Midsummer to everyone!

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