Tana

12th October 2015. Antananarivo (Tana), Madagascar.

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The previous post covered my visit to the Rova of Antananarivo, the palace of the Merina monarchs, high above the city. This is my journey back to the hotel. All except the first two were taken from inside the car, often on the fly. There is a high failure rate doing this and some of these images are somewhat technically challenged but still included because they contribute to the story.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

The centre of Tana can look very attractive with the flowering Jackarandas though it is also the capital city of a very poor country.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel .

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

A delightful fleeting encounter at a roadside market.  Remember, I am in a car.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

A Citroen Light 15!

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

Lots of people and small stores at the side of the road.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

A measure of how poor the country is, is how many people there are pulling hand carts.  The father here…

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

… is pulling his daughter and maybe a bag of rice.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

The main road with some cars, pedestrians and some hand carts.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

This one is more like a skateboard truck.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

People coming back from the river with the washing, maybe.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

We are still inside the City of Antananarivo.  Any land suitable for growing rice gets used.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

A farming village in the middle of a city.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

A makeshift playing field where youth from all over the city come.  To my surprise, they were playing rugby here not soccer.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

A rice-growing village beside the road.  The path in is at the bottom right corner.  Every year they get flooded and have to move out to higher ground.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

There were several larger piles here too.  Perhaps she is gathering sand for mortar in building.

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Antananarivo, Architecture, Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Street photography, Travel

Not a typical urban view….

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8 comments on “Tana

  1. George says:

    An excellent glimpse into local life. Loved the purple trees. I see you’ve fixed the WordPress space issue by using full stops 😀

    Like

  2. v4vikey says:

    Lovely place…. great picture 🌹

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