The Rusting Port

28th October 2015. Port Dauphin, Madagascar.

In the morning of the 28th, we went for a walk that ended up at the port.

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Above the port, a number of shacks where poor people live.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

And here we have the jetty of this mighty metropolitis.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

Getting closer, some of the canoes stacked up beside the wharf.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

No idea what this huge metal bowl was for.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

More canoes…

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

On the other side of the wharf is a rusted wasteland that probably speaks of a time when the activity at the port was of a much larger scale.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

And here is a truck ready to take travellers to the interior, probably available at a very cheap rate from anyone who happens to be hanging around.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

… though there may be some limitations as to comfort.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

There is also some very large wharf-side machinery.

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… though perhaps not in the best of condition.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

As we get closer…

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… the details become more interesting.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

 

Either this is the effect of rust or the manufacturers have gone to great lengths to achieve a post-modern effect.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel

A few other vehicles were available too.

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Landscape, Madagascar, Photography, Port Dauphin, Rust, Street photography, Travel .

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6 comments on “The Rusting Port

  1. Robert D. Hayes, D.O. says:

    Wow. unique collection again. Some of those canoes look like they’re made of tin…can that be true?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Amazing. The quintessential scene of post-apocalyptic society. Love the texture in the third image from the bottom.

    Liked by 1 person

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