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Maputo (Photo Diary)

Maputo is a patchwork city crumbling beautifully beyond repair. The botanic gardens are now a lawless jungle few dare to enter. 4×4 walking skills are required for navigating the potholed pavements of its hustling streets. Nothing is thrown away; everything is inventively mended and re-used. It’s colourful, filthy and inspiring with the best seafood we have ever tasted.

Nobody told this poor guy that someone already found Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket. Mozambique border crossing from South Africa.

Nobody told this poor guy that someone already found Willy Wonka’s Golden Ticket.


Lula looked like a tree house between Portuguese buildings in Maputo. Mozambique.

Lula looked like a tree house between Portuguese buildings in Maputo.


A crumbling patchwork. Maputo, Mozambique.

A crumbling patchwork.


Pink power. Maputo, Mozambique.

Pink power.


A European transplant. Maputo, Mozambique.

A European transplant.


More stylish today. Maputo, Mozambique.

More stylish today.


"Dear Santa, Please can I also have..." Maputo, Mozambique.

"Dear Santa, Please can I also have..."


Little helper selling fruit by colonial gates. Maputo, Mozambique.

Little helper selling fruit by colonial gates.


Minimilistic cathedral. Maputo, Mozambique.

Minimilistic cathedral.


The cathedral is beautifully plain, in stark contrast to the chaos of the streets outside. Maputo, Mozambique.

The cathedral is beautifully plain, in stark contrast to the chaos of the streets outside.


The increase in street lighting is directly proportional to the decrease in religion. Maputo, Mozambique.

The increase in street lighting is directly proportional to the decrease in religion.


Withdrawing meticais. Maputo, Mozambique.

Withdrawing meticais.


Cardboard comfort. Maputo, Mozambique.

Cardboard comfort.


Three broken stools, make one functioning. Maputo, Mozambique.

Three broken stools, make one functioning.


Draught beer. Maputo, Mozambique.

Draught beer.


Poomobile. Maputo, Mozambique.

Poomobile.


Where Batman eats? Maputo, Mozambique.

Where Batman eats?


When Mozambique gained independence, rural people moved in to the city but did not know how to maintain it. They used loos as wells and tried to grow crops in bath tubs filled with soil. Maputo.

When Mozambique gained independence, rural people moved in to the city but did not know how to maintain it. They used loos as wells and tried to grow crops in bath tubs filled with soil.


Down town market. Maputo, Mozambique.

Down town market.


The Maputo Railway Station. Mozambique.

The Maputo Railway Station.


Square bubble balcony. Maputo, Mozambique.

Square bubble balcony.


No frills fruit and veg section in Maputo. Mozambique.

No frills fruit and veg section in Maputo.


Sleeping on the job. Maputo, Mozambique.

Sleeping on the job.


5th floor camp site. Maputo, Mozambique.

5th floor camp site.


Second hand books for sale or street art? Maputo, Mozambique.

Second hand books for sale or street art?


Designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, this iron house is too hot to inhabit. Maputo, Mozambique.

Designed by Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, this iron house is too hot to inhabit.


The pungent night fish market. Maputo, Mozambique.

The pungent night fish market.


Lachlan ate one of these. Maputo Fish Market, Mozambique.

Lachlan ate one of these.


After the fish sellers have gone home, the rats arrive and feast on left overs. Maputo, Mozambique.

After the fish sellers have gone home, the rats arrive and feast on left overs.


Everyone smiles in the same language. Maputo, Mozambique.

Everyone smiles in the same language.


Fatima's place. Maputo, Mozambique.

Fatima's place.


Shabbier chic. Maputo, Mozambique.

Shabbier chic.


The goddess of wisdom. Maputo, Mozambique.

The goddess of wisdom.


Piri piri chicken to your door. Maputo, Mozambique.

Piri piri chicken to your door.


CBD World Cup. Goals improvised from the cathedral steps. Maputo, Mozambique.

CBD World Cup. Goals improvised from the cathedral steps.


Snoozing against her mother's heartbeat. Maputo, Mozambique.

Snoozing against her mother's heartbeat.

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One Response to “Maputo (Photo Diary)”

  1. jeanette says:

    Hi just love the shots you capture the mood so well!!!

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