June 09, 2006

Kinshasa la Belle

Want to know what Kinshasa looked like "à l'époque"? Check out these pictures from an old tourist brochure of the 1970s

Kinshasa La Belle

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, it's like a time machine. You should take all these pictures today, so that we could see the difference!
-AMmo

giovanni.dicristofano@tin.it said...

uhm , I was asking same. I am not the only too demanding guy around, it seems.
strudel

Garci said...

Unfortunately most of the places either dont exist any more or are WAY off limits for any mundele. Especially when "armed" with a camera...

But believe 007 ... its way "different" now...

verniciousknids said...

Wow! It looked like heaven.

Anonymous said...

This brought tears to my eyes. wow things have gotten bad. I am originally from Kinshasa and resides in the USA for 10 years now. I am planning a trip home and honestly, I am scared ...how bad it is now is just sad!!

Anonymous said...

hi,
oh those pictures bring back good memories ! i was there until 1986 where i attended middle school at the Pspl belgian school, then we left Zaire. actually we lived next to the sozacom building which is being built in your photo's; the Marché des voleurs was about 300 meters from our home. on front of us was the american embassy marines club. after school, we frequently went to the élais swimming pool. i wonder if it's still open now. i guess not;

cheers,
Andy (nova67f at yahoo dot de)