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Art in Botswana

Beautiful women in Maun

I found this beautiful image in the well-trodden yet overlooked town of Maun in Botswana, southern Africa. The town sits at the edge of the Okavango Delta and pilots, tourists and enterprising locals buzz around the small airstrip, restless to leave Maun behind and to let nature brandish the blues and greens of the Delta beneath them.

Perhaps that’s why there’s so much amber in this picture: to counteract nature’s masterpiece next door.

Either way, it’s an image I love and it makes a great test photo for today.

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7 Responses to Art in Botswana

  1. Siddhartha Joshi April 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Its beautiful…

    • Abi April 11, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

      Thank you

  2. Prime April 12, 2012 at 6:35 am #

    love this one.

    • Abi April 12, 2012 at 9:16 am #

      I’m glad – me too!

  3. JoAnna April 17, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I adore African art. A whole room in our house is dedicated to it.

    • Abi April 18, 2012 at 11:10 am #

      Me too. There’s usually so much light and colour. A complete contrast to the medieval European masterpieces which are often very, very dreary!

  4. Joanne March 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm #

    Love the beautiful rich colours of the women and their clothing found in African art. This one has a particularly elegant feel to it.

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