VISIONS AND STREET SCENES OF HISTORIC MOMBASA

The old historic town of Mombasa is a kaleidoscope of color, chaos, charm, vitality, winding alleyways, noise, heat and humidity, all surrounded by the sea.  The locals make good use out of their surroundings and infrastructure.

The old historic Fort Jesus above on a cliff overlooking the sea; the walled English Gardens and a local below living within the sea wall and washing his clothes.

Typical narrow street in old Mombasa.   Notice the interesting blend of architecture; the colonial influence from Portugal yet Eastern at the same time.

Colorful costumes throughout the streets; a blend of Indian, Arab, African, and Western.   They all seem to get along well; living in harmony; buying, selling, trading.   Traffic snarls and Tuk Tuks putting about!!

A treasure trove of street shops, stalls and vendors mixed in with traffic, colorful pedestrians and the sights and sounds of an active street life!

 

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1 Response to VISIONS AND STREET SCENES OF HISTORIC MOMBASA

  1. Nancy Susca says:

    This looks absolutely beautiful although perhaps a bit poverty stricken. Before I forget do oyu have any recommendations for a really nice hotel in Kingston, Jamaica for the 24th through 26th of February. Thanks.

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