At this polytechnic in Kigali, students learn about welding, construction, carpentry etc, skills the Rwandan economy needs. It’s a pity that the centuria film I had in my camera didn’t fare so well here.
At this school in Kigali, I was merely an outsider with my 35mm lenses, snapping away, quite hastily on hindsight, in the precious block of time just before the sun took its glow with it.
And here we are, finally on the road to northern Rwanda, Musanze, where most of the Volcanoes National Park is located, and where Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas can be found.
In rapidly-urbanising Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda,
the old and the modern co-exist.
I never thought I would visit Rwanda in my lifetime. Not even close. I wasn’t even counting on visiting Africa anytime soon. But when the opportunity presented itself last August, I had to take it. I am so glad to have stepped foot on its soil, and for the remaining roll of black and white Ilford film in the camera that I brought there.
9 posts planned for this beautiful country, including this one.
Some of the film got scratched, and there was only so much I could do to salvage it with editing tools.