Posts Tagged ‘1950’s

23
Feb
09

usumbura

My friend Katherine sent me this link for photos of Usumbura (the colonial name for Bujumbura) from the 1950’s:

http://membres.lycos.fr/usumbura/page1.htm

Some of the scenes in the photos are impressively similar to the city today. Many of the buildings shown still exist.

This post is maybe a stunning glimpse into Burundi’s colonial past, maybe another, less stunning,¬†evasion on my part of considering my current surroundings.




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