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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 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it :) 
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Glad you like it :D
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MalinQuist Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:) 
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zois-life Featured By Owner 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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KeldBach Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Thanks very much :)
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MARX77 Featured By Owner 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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KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
The Arabian influence is indeed very strong at Lamu. Quite a unique place to visit. Thanks again, my friend :)
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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I hope you know how lucky you were, Keld.

a superb lifescape.
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
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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catch---22 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
well it's a pleasure to see them.
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