Photographer's Note

when you were small?

Well obviously very leafy :-)

I lived from my 5 years until my 22 years, outside Belgium, and in particular in Congo, Belgian initially, then DRC then Zaire and again maintaining RDCongo.

Here it is a sight of the family car, between 1968 and 1971, in a small road close to the caves of Thysville, also called Mbanza-Ngungu, to a hundred kilometers in the south-west of the capital, Kinshasa.

Marvellous caves of which one, of a difficult access, comprised, I hope that there is always, of fish plug, moving to luminescence, the scientists could say some more.

Small anecdote, we had left to two, doubting nothing, to visit this cave which is submerged per stormy weather, and while returning after a few hours, we missed the exit and we realized some only with the absence of traces of step in the sand of the ground, hello the anguish.

Fortunately the chance smiles to unconscious since I am there to speak about it!

With this place tropical, it has of course seasons there when this kind of visit is not possible, initially because the vehicles do not pass, too much of mud, and then because the caves are drowned, quite simply.

And the photographs which I received from over there, the year still spent, do not show significant changes of the road network.

Precision: the grasses which exceed the roof of the car briskly are called "grass with elephants", the edges of the sheets are sharp like a razor... bitter experiment. The trees usually have a 30 meters height...

The photograph: scan of a photo black and white drawn by my care at the time in 18x24, taken with Yashica Junior 35 mm.

Thank you to have wanted well shared my youth!

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