Almost everyday as I was crossing through the bridge of King Abdul Aziz Fahd in Bamako, I could not avoid to notices the special landscape at beneath and surrounding the bridge near Hotel Azalai Salam.Yes I am talking about special landscape.
The understanding and interepretation of landscape for a lay man always refer to a well kept garden but wikipedia describes, landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land, including physical elements such as landforms, living elements of flora and fauna, abstract elements such as lighting and weather conditions, and human elements, for instance human activity or the built environment.
The word landscape comes from the Dutch word landschap, from land (directly equivalent to the English word land) and the suffix -schap, corresponding to the English suffix “-ship”.
What I mean here by special landscape is the activity of Bamakoise who makes a living by washing orlaundering the clothes.They carried the activity of cleaning and drying the clothes by the side of Niger River.To me, drying the clothes by laying them on the ground to me creates special view and landscape.
Spent most of the life in engineering and project management. Now having the opportunity to see the world beyond my usual nest. Travel extensively to Third World Countries. Aaahh... now everything is possible
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