It was back to the National Ballet’s “When they are gone” show to get the photos I missed the first time around. In this type of photography it really helps to know the show and I’d made a mental note of the parts to be ready for – and it paid off!
Wild dogs in a pack
Zebra and the rhino
Leopard and rhino
Natalie Bradbury as an ostrich gets airborne (they are normally flightless!)
Monkeying around – they had by far the most fun!
Then it was off to the Arts and Crafts quarter to see what was on offer. Let it not be said that Zimbabweans are not creative – genuine tin hats, hats woven out of shopping bags that I last saw done as a child, bowls, beads, drums and much more. I asked a rastaman if he had some mbanje (marijuana) for me and much embarrassed he moved off. Well he was selling armbands embroidered with “the leaf”!
The archway entrance to the Arts and Crafts quarter.
The rastaman’s stand.I took a photo of a hat, sent it to Sybille and she asked me to buy it. Technology works!
This basket work is from the Bulawayo area
Genuine tin hats
Lee and his daughter Scarlett
The whole family gets creative
Varnished paper beads
Face painting was very popular
A little girl at the sand drawing table.
On the way to pick up my computer I came across the actors from the Brazilian street theatre group. Very colourful indeed. Also a bit weird. One could have a secret whispered into your ear via a long thin trumpet and put your head into a stage mounted on someone’s head that had been fashioned from a box. Then it would all break up amid much “consternation” and re-establish somewhere else. Great!
Brazilian street theatre – they claimed to come from Amazonia… I wonder.
No denying they were colourful