Alley in Lamu; July 1978.

Lamu is a small town on an island just off the coast of Kenya.  It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – see more info here.

When I was there in 1978, Lamu was peaceful, fascinating and a delight.  However the section on modern Lamu in the report linked to above suggests it is threatened; and not least by the fact that, being quite close to the border with Somalia, it has been the scene of terrorist attacks.  I returned from Kenya 31 years ago, and the world has changed much since then.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window – recommended.

Technique: OM-1 with 28mm Zuiko lens; Agfa CT18 colour slide film, rated at 64 ISO.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

14 Responses to ARCHIVE KENYA 95 – IN LAMU

  1. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful image, my friend.


  2. bluebrightly says:

    This photo illustrates your story perfectly – one wonders how this little girl, all grown up now, has adapted. Maybe she’s doing well. I hope so.

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  3. A really great image, Adrian!

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  4. What a sweet shot. I knew before I read that you’d say what you did but it still makes me sad. You captured a peaceful moment in time. Precious.

    Be well, bud.


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  5. krikitarts says:

    Wow, 31 years ago, that was 1989, the year the Berlin Wall came down. With our mutual history there, we decided to go to see in the new year. What memories. Good thought for a new post…

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Yes, I got back to the UK in late 1989 and, watching TV, was astounded when The Wall came down and the USSR fell apart. And this was all the more so, because while in Kenya I’d paid very little attention to international news – if there was nothing of note on the newspaper sellers’ placards, that was it. Safari clients were astounded I’d never heard of Tianamen (?spelling) Square. On long safaris, I frequently had no idea as to which day of the week it was – although I always knew the date, as we were on planned itineraries. Halcyon days … 🙂

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