pictures from here and there. scroll down to see sierra leone and bolivia.
IPA - Bolivia - Field visit 7 - March 26-30
IPA - Bolivia - Field visit 6 - March 20-24
IPA - Bolivia - Field visit 5 - March 10-17
IPA - Bolivia - Field visit 4 - March 5-7
IPA - Bolivia - Field visit 3 - February 24-29
IPA - Bolivia - Field Visit 2 - February 13-19
IPA - Bolivia - field visit 1 - February 6-10
These pictures are from my kiva fellowship in bolivia
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
The Highlands of Bolivia
Those are Cowpies Stacked Up.
Overseen by the King.
Oven of Hair.
Our Big Office.
Old Agriculture Fields.
Mud Brick Homes.
Mountain Potosie, maybe.
Every Valley the Same.
Borrower with her Cow.
A protest, I think.
Police at Protest.
Gabriel the Truck Driver.
Ben the Painter.
What's Left of the Pyramid.
Some Old Wall.
Kindergarten Project c. 800.
It Should Go THERE.
I liked the Wall.
Door to the Sun.
Door to the Moon.
Door Carved from One Piece of Rock.
Bolivia Ruins. Or Somewhere in California.
Blue Skies and Everything Else.
A Big Rock.
Mountains in the Clouds.
More of La Paz.
Eric & Papaya Borrower.
Above La Paz.
To the Hill.
My View at Work.
Hills and Buildings.
These pictures are from my kiva fellowship in Sierra leone 2011
Very Nice Road.
Up a Hill.
Top Ramen Night.
Tommy Must be the Captain.
Siaka Stevens Street.
Samura and Dad.
Red Mud Reflection.
Outside My Office.
Our Dancing Guards.
Okada Picture 2.
Nice Tilt Rural Home.
New England Town.
Moths in Tree.
Me in my Favorite Shirt.
Me Dancing with Guards.
Me and Samura.
Me and Coworkers.
Lakka Beach Again.
Finally Got Electricity.
Every Friday it is African shirt day in Sierra Leone.
Doris, Half of Me, and Emma.
Doris and Emma.
Deep Fried Cakes.
Best Burgers on Friday.
Bad Dogs Everywhere.
Angry Whale in my Compound.
After I Fell in the River.
June 12. Africana Day.
June 11. Karyatu.
Here is my friend Karyatu who works in the field behind my house. She sells her cassava leaves in the market each day. She's great.
June 10. The River Next to Max's House
This man owns the boat...he's a fisherman. On the other side of the vegetation at the horizon lies the ocean.
June 9. Living on the River Delta.
Here is a view near Max's house. This is a typical community of houses along the river delta. This boy was dumping his garbage in the delta -- Max said most people do that in hopes that it will be carried out with the tide. But it just returns to the same area.
June 8. How we carry Peanuts.
A girl was selling peanuts off a plate on her head...I bought some, they were soggy from the rain...I didn't eat them. She used old textbook pages to serve up her peanuts. I kept the page, it was on architecture in Argentina.
June 7. Balancing.
I took this out the taxi window. This is just a side street in Freetown. Most women don't actually use their hands to hold the buckets...maybe she was just balancing it.
June 6. Typical House in Town.
I thought you would like to see what houses look like in and around Freetown. Obviously they differ greatly, but this is a typical metal sided home.
June 5. Lakka Beach.
This is what one of the beaches looks like. The water is ridiculously warm and the sand is wonderfully light. The feeling is, "Well, here is this beautiful beach we have...have a good time." It was very nice.
June 4. Mango + Banana Pancakes
Saturday mango and banana pancakes. These are HUGE hunks of mango and don't really cook that well...I'd suggest slivers.
June 3. Dinner for Four.
Here I am on my first night at Max's house, with Caparil (left), Max (center), and Alaji (right) last night at dinner. We had rice topped with sardines...plus a TON of salt, margarin, and MSG spice Maggie. It was a good time.
June 2. Fish Sticks.
People LOVE to get their picture taken if you ask them. This woman was at a local market where I was interviewing a borrower...I really like the way she had her fish set up.
June 1. Turtle.
Each day when I arrive at work and take my backpack off this is what I find...a saturated shirt. SO, I have begun to put my bicycle helmet underneath my shirt to air out. It doesn't work at all.
May 31. AVOCADOSSSS.
I'm sure you know that whenever I am in a new country...and I am not used to the food...I turn to the avocados for support. My hand looks really big here...but I swear the avos are huge.
May 30. Times 1,000,000.
I found this little guy outside of Max's house. Most fields and places along the road have standing water and little streams...and these guys ROAR all night long. I love the frogs.
May 29. Reading in the Rain
In my hammock with my Kindle and bag of water -- it was also raining, so I had my rain jacket on...and shorts, because it was still really warm outside. I love my hammock, just love it.
May 28. No Can Opener.
I was slated to make the guards dinner. Muhammed, the guard, was in the kitchen waiting for me to make it. I had a small can opener on my pocket knife, and I frantically tried to open this can...as he waited. It took even longer to get the meat out.
May 27. Lovely B.
This here is Beatrice, she is the wonderful woman who makes me coffee in the mornings. She calls me her "darling".
May 26. Pretending to Work.
Here you can see my workplan of Kiva stuff on my computer. You can see my nice Kiva waterbottle (I figured out that I drink more than 3 liters of water a day), and my cup of coffee from Beatrice (the most lovely woman who makes me hot milk with a ton of sugar and chocolate....and calls it coffee). From this perspective it looks as if I passed out at my desk...not the case.
May 25. Hot Legs.
There I was, walking along my meandering dirt road back to my house, when I found this beautiful assemblage with profound composition that, from what I gather, only serendipitous neglect could create.
May 24. Where I Work.
I work in the little building on the right. It's nicely situated in downtown Freetown...and nicely situated next to what appears to be a haunted house. This is not the case, the people living in the house are very nice and are not haunted
May 23rd - Better This Way.
I was making spaghetti and decided to spread the sticks around. It was pretty much to entertain myself, but I found this spread captivating. How cool would this look with black and white film. The sticks look like a linear explosion. I like it
May 22. Mr. Adam and Eve Smurf
The inside walls of my compound have quite a few Biblical paintings done by our guards. Contrary to how they appear, they were NOT done by Michelangelo. This is one of my favorite paintings. Although, on other parts of the wall there are a few quality animals on their way to Noah's Ark -- I'll post those soon.