Photographer's Note

This amazing place is about 45 km south from Luanda, Angola. Three years ago, when one wanted to reach this place, you had to be extremely careful as Luanda's surroundings were potentialy highly dangerous due to the Civil war and the lack of control of this area.

Still, when I discovered this place I was absolutely stunned because I was not aware that such a place existed so close from the city where I lived.

Taken from the heights along the sea shore, you can observe magnificient red tones. The relief are quite like the moon surface and the proximity of the azur sea makes this point of view awesome.

Generally speaking, the war process made this magnificient former portugues colony forgotten. The few photographies of the country I was able to see let me suspect that it may be one of the most incredible country in the south part of Africa (deep jungle in the north, sand desert close to Namibia, magnificent beaches, incredible mountains in the heart of the country...)

Last year, the main chief of the UNITA - the rebel movement - was killed after 27 years of civil war. The developement of the country is incredibly low. The countryside is spoiled by war : it is probably among the top 3 considering countries with landmines.

From now, I really hope people over there will suffer no more from civil war and have the possibility to ensure the peace and developement of their country.

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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