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Lunch 58

By SimonFletch  
Thank you all for your Comments (votes, too) on 'Lunch 57 - The Black-shouldered Kite'. I am pleased that you generally liked the set, with YUCK becoming a favourite word..! There are just two more to show you in the series and I shall ensure they are uploaded, before I take a break from EPZ and go off on some travels, in 2 weeks time.

Yesterday's trip to the Game Park started, as always, very early, to catch the first rays of the sun. Unfortunately, there was a thick band of cloud around the horizon and when the sun eventually rose, the cloud broke up and obscured the light, on and off, for much of the morning. We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!

Today's 'Lunch'
Being Silly Sunday, I thought I'd show you a different aspect of 'Lunch' in Kenya. The Butcher's Shop..! From a photographic point of view, I'll let you decide which of the verticles is actually verticle..! From a hygiene point of view, It may interest you to learn that there's no glass in the window and flies are largely ignored in Kenya. As is the dust from the 'pavement'. Unsurprising, then, that even the drawing of the Bull on the shop front has its tongue hanging out..! We buy our meat from the large supermarkets, where hygiene is to the level one would expect in UK - just in case you were wondering..! And Highland Cattle are farmed in the Highlands of Kenya, in the same way as they are in Scotland Smile

Have a Stupendous Silly Sunday..!

Simon

Tags: Lunch Kenya Shop Butcher Pavement Roadside Tyre Humour and fun

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Comments


Bantu 4 7 1 India
2 Feb 2014 3:48AM
Yes,its different today and well captured.

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Wonderful image Simon....your lunch? Did you a or the meat there?

Peter
nonur Plus
8 17 12 Turkey
2 Feb 2014 4:38AM
Could be dusty and fly-specked, but surely it is a colourful world, Simon. A very nice take away lunch as well. I like this documentary shot a lot!
bobsblues 7 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 5:55AM
Now thats a different kind of lunch Simon not one that I would particularly fancy though Smile Just been watching a documentary of vultures on BBC 2 natural world series didn't realise just how valuable they are to mankind . Have got any shots of them mate.Wink
Have a good sunday
Rob
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
2 Feb 2014 6:41AM
I bet that 'open air' meat is far tastier than the stuff you buy from the supermarket, Simon, flies or no flies Smile Are you telling us that in two weeks time you are going to be AWOL from ePZ, leaving us with no daily infusion of amusing comments to enjoy, shame on you Wink Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:01AM
Fascinating documentary shot. I think I would use the supermarket in preference to Sam's too.

"We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!" Well yes, for about six months of the year we have no light here.
viscostatic 11 35 5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:40AM
Referring to light Simon I reckon there are 3 or 4 days each year when it is good enough to get decent landscape shots in the north of Scotland. That is why I take so many flowers and mushrooms when the light doesn't really matter, as long as there is no wind or rain. This is a colourful shot. How times change though with an advert for top up, I assume mobile phone, at the side of the shop.

Phil.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 8:50AM
I can't believe you don't buy the local "lunch"
When we lived in Curacoe we had a similar meat seller to the one in your photo
The meat was so tasty compared with the bland rubbish we can buy in England....
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 9:15AM
One thing the meat is half cooked, saves on gas.
BrianSmileSmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
13 4.7k 28 Northern Ireland
2 Feb 2014 9:29AM
Could turn a man to vegetarianism WinkBlushBlush
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 10:08AM
I take it that the flies will add a little more flavour to that well seasoned meat.... Grin
Good silly Sunday shot... IB
2 Feb 2014 10:24AM
I bet Health and daftness we have here in UK would love this, !!! I lived in Spain Simon and we had the same, all the meat and cheese out no one caught anything, the odd fly ! good silly Sunday shot. GrinGrin
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
2 Feb 2014 11:37AM

Quote:Fascinating documentary shot. I think I would use the supermarket in preference to Sam's too.

"We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!" Well yes, for about six months of the year we have no light here.

That is because you are too tight to put any money in the electric meter Lynne, you pensioners will do anything to save money these days!WinkGrin
2 Feb 2014 1:21PM
Nothing like a few germs, flies and dust to build up your body's resistance, Simon!Smile

Richard
Great image for silly Sunday, Simon. Your narrative was great too. No H & S inspectors to worry about a few trillion flies.

Fred
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
2 Feb 2014 3:32PM
Glad you can take the meat away Simon.
I don't fancy eating it on the premises.
A good raw slice of life here !!
Mick.
Maiwand 10 3 73 England
2 Feb 2014 4:27PM
Do you ever get days like that?!

Yes Simon. Far too frequently!!!! Lovely image of life at a special level.!!!!
Ron
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
2 Feb 2014 6:09PM
I never tyre of viewing your lunch series Simon, this is an excellent addition to this eclectic set. This colourful street scene gives us a fascinating insight into the Kenyan culture.
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 6:40PM

Quote:Fascinating documentary shot. I think I would use the supermarket in preference to Sam's too.

"We either had nothing to photograph - or no light...! Do you ever get days like that?!" Well yes, for about six months of the year we have no light here.



You do live in a whole new world, one which is stuffed with many many photographic opportunities which you seem to grab almost effortlessly whilst one can only but sit back and admire.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
dark_lord Plus
13 2.0k 460 England
2 Feb 2014 7:57PM
Nothing to photograph and no light? C'mon Simon, you know we're in the UK Wink
This scene is pretty much as I'd expect in many parts of the less than developed world, but obviously not a problem for the locals.
I would not expect verticals either Grin
Highland cattle in Kenya, you must feel at home.
Don't stay away from epz for too long!

Keith
Don't think I would be buying meat from Sam's for lunch Simon. Great shot. Shame about the light yesterday. Cathy

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