Thursday, February 3, 2011

Travel Photo Thursday Feb 3rd

Over at budgettravelerssandbox.com/ it's Travel Photo Thursday so here is our photo that helps illustrate a great time on our travels. This time it's kids-



Taken at the kindergarten in Anixab, Damaraland, east of Brandberg Mountain, Namibia. The kidergarten has been adopted by EHRA, Elephant-Human Relations Aid. I'll take some gear over for them in May.

This is the kindergarten, a drab, dingy block hut until the EHRA volunteers painted it up.



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15 comments:

Mary said...

Funny how the 'smile' is a universal language:)

Jessica M said...

I love the smiling faces on the children! What a bright and welcoming kindergarten for them!
Great pics :)

Norazam said...

Hi Jim.Love the children photos.Dont mind telling me,where is this ?

RyukyuMike said...

Jim,
Another great post. The smiles on children's faces are something most countries leaders need to see. It's an international treasure more folks should learn to appreciate. Thank you for a photographic uplift !

Julia said...

They're absolutely gorgeous photos Jim. Good job with the painting. Be you can't wait to get the gear over to them! :)

Cathy Sweeney said...

Love these photos, Jim. Especially the one at the top. Look at those beautiful smiles! Makes me smile.

Jim said...

Thanks everyone. Yes the top [photo of the kid wearing my hat just has to be a favourite photo, as it captures his cheeky smile, while all the other kids have really interesting expressions also.
Sorry Norazam, I have now edited in that the country is Namibia.

Nelieta said...

They are adorable!!! Thank you for making me smile :) Have you met any Boesmans Jim?

Debbie said...

They look so happy!! Nothing like seeing little kiddies smiling, will brighten anyone's day. Thanks for sharing a smile with us Jim!

Debbie said...

I shared this on my wall Jim to cute not to share!

Jim said...

Yes Nelieta, I make shoes for a San or Bushman boy at Naankuse.One of the last in the world to have got polio.http://holesinmysoles.blogspot.com/2010/05/kannas-big-smile.html

Manzanita said...

Hello,
I had to visit you on Red Nomad Oz's glowing recommendation. She hit the mark in that you have an interesting blog. You could teach me a lot with your travels as I had to look up Namibia. You must have said "cheese" or something good to eat to get those big smiles.
Peaceful looking country
Manzanita
Wanna buy a duck

Nancie said...

Wonderful shots, Jim, and a great project.
Thanks for participating in Travel Photo Thursday. I always love to see your latest photo!

Jim said...

Enjoyable to see yours and the others that get put up too Nancie. It's a good exercise to be able to post up an interesting photo from our travels without having to blog too much about them, because each photo tells so much.

Kerry-ann said...

Oh wow, these are memory triggering photos and make me long to go back. I loved Namibia - the people are so awesome there. Great photos...