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Today's three photos are not among the best I have posted here. I decided to show them anyway because they may give you an idea of life in the legendary city of Timbuktu in the early 1980's, away from the memories of the city's glorious past (of which there were very few left).

There was running water in Timbuktu, at least in parts of the city, including usually in the municipal hostel where I spent a few nights. Here and there in small squares I saw public wells where people would come with their buckets to draw water.

And I also saw this pool, which may once have been filled to a much higher level, but which in 1982 had dwindled to this sad pond of stagnant and clearly not very clean water.

It looks like the woman was doing her laundry here. Or maybe she was washing her dishes. Whatever the case, it looks very unsuitable and unhealthy.

More daily chores in Timbuktu can be seen in the WS. All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12410 W: 572 N: 23828] (101956)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 1982-02-00
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-22 0:14
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