itookoffmycolours:

view from my balcony right now. Clear sky vs storm over Paris.

itookoffmycolours:

view from my balcony right now. Clear sky vs storm over Paris.

awakeningapril:

Nandoye and Nangini - Hands Joined.  (1993)

awakeningapril:

Nandoye and Nangini - Hands Joined.  (1993)

eibmorb:

Nykhor Paul, March 2012

nevinovatie:

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6gf9k3t77m:

Air Plant- Tillandsia: 2/3

6gf9k3t77m:

Air Plant- Tillandsia: 2/3

2turtlestumbling:

a—fri—ca:

Soninke Women of Mauritania Painting Their Hut
(Photo from Mauritania)
The Soninke (also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania.
They speak the Soninke language, a Mande language. They were the founders of the ancient empire of Ghana c. 750-1240 CE.
Subgroups of Soninke include the Maraka and Wangara. After contact with Muslim Almoravid traders from the north around 1066, Soninke nobles of neighboring Takrur were among the first ethnic groups from Sub-Saharan West Africa to embrace Islam.
When the Ghana empire dispersed, the resulting diaspora brought Soninkes to Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau.
This diaspora included Wangara, famous traders who spread far from traditionally Mande areas. Hence the term Wangara is used today in Ghana and Burkina Faso to describe the Soninke populations in cities and towns.
Today, Soninke around 1 million.
(Wikipedia)

2turtlestumbling:

a—fri—ca:

Soninke Women of Mauritania Painting Their Hut

(Photo from Mauritania)

The Soninke (also called Sarakole, Seraculeh, or Serahuli) are a Mandé people who descend from the Bafour and are closely related to the Imraguen of Mauritania.

They speak the Soninke language, a Mande language. They were the founders of the ancient empire of Ghana c. 750-1240 CE.

Subgroups of Soninke include the Maraka and Wangara. After contact with Muslim Almoravid traders from the north around 1066, Soninke nobles of neighboring Takrur were among the first ethnic groups from Sub-Saharan West Africa to embrace Islam.

When the Ghana empire dispersed, the resulting diaspora brought Soninkes to Mali, Senegal, Mauritania, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau.

This diaspora included Wangara, famous traders who spread far from traditionally Mande areas. Hence the term Wangara is used today in Ghana and Burkina Faso to describe the Soninke populations in cities and towns.

Today, Soninke around 1 million.

(Wikipedia)

hanthelion:

pyrrhics:

i picked up some flirty lipstick on my way home and now i wanna kiss someone

I WANT LYNN TO KISS ME

grupaok:

Art critic, historian and curator Geeta Kapur at the Kasauli Art Centre Artist Workshop, Himachal Pradesh, North India, 1980

grupaok:

Art critic, historian and curator Geeta Kapur at the Kasauli Art Centre Artist Workshop, Himachal Pradesh, North India, 1980

00550:

Carlos Lara

dynamicafrica:

Gwenn Dubourthoumieu photographs showing the abandoned ruins of former Congolese president Mobutu Sese Seko.

In Mobutu, the former billionaire dictator, Joseph Mobutu remains Maréchal Mobutu Sesse Seko, the ‘everlasting’.

In 1967, two years after his coup d’état, he transformed the small villages where he was raised into a city with great infrastructure. A dam, a hydroelectric factory, an airport and three opulent palaces all rose from the African bush.

Fourteen years after the President’s departure, nothing remains of these developments.

Destroyed by weather, overwhelmed by vegetation and devastated by robberies, the palaces of the supreme leader are little more than mere skeletons of their former selves, wholly devoid of their former splendor for the eyes of visitors. 

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illusioncinematographique:

Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai, 1995)

The Place Beyond the Pines (Derek Cianfrance, 2013)


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nowness:

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a-state-of-bliss:

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