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Low Tide by KeldBach Low Tide by KeldBach
Traditional dhows at Lamu island, Kenya. During low tide the dhows are being maintained, loaded and/or unloaded. They have been used for trading, transportation and fishing for centuries, and can easily cross the Indian Ocean to Arabia and India during the Monsoon. Besides a fast growing tourist industry, Lamu benefits from the export of Mangrove poles, oil seeds and various grains, and the dhows on returning home, bring back silks, spices and porcelain from abroad. Image scanned from a colour slide taken in 1974.



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MalinQuist 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
Love it :) 
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:iconkeldbach:
Glad you like it :D
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:iconmalinquist:
MalinQuist 1 day ago  New member Hobbyist Photographer
:) 
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zois-life Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, nice to see such a vintage image on here. I love the atmosphere, well done!
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:iconkeldbach:
Thanks very much :)
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MARX77 Apr 17, 2012   Photographer
This is exactly what Dubai looked like back before oil was discovered there.
A real gem of a shot, Keld!
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:iconkeldbach:
The Arabian influence is indeed very strong at Lamu. Quite a unique place to visit. Thanks again, my friend :)
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:iconcatch---22:
I hope you know how lucky you were, Keld.

a superb lifescape.
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:iconkeldbach:
I think I know, Dennis, and I'm quite happy to have rediscovered these old photos after they have been tucked away for many years. It's quite a unique little world of its own down there and I think daily life is still going on much the same way as always, despite tourism today plays a major role in the island's economy. Lamu became a UN World Heritage Site in 2001 and that will hopefully help preserve this unique culture for many years to come :)
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:iconcatch---22:
well it's a pleasure to see them.
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