A selection of photographs taken in Zambia with my Samsung cell phone.
I use a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 phone camera. I normally take the photos on my daily walks, so most of the photos are roadside or side path captures.
I live in quite a built up part of Lusaka, but there is plenty of action. The early morning light seems to be perfect for taking photos on this particular phone camera. I have learned this overtime.
Taking these photos is good body and mind exercise too! In order to take some of these shots I have to get into some yoga-like contortions and wait for the right moment with Zen-like calm!
Photographs from my Fathers collection.
I believe my Dad worked at de Havilland at Stag Lane, Edgware, Middlesex before the War and re-joined the company after he was demobbed. He served in the RAF in Egypt, Palestine and India as an airframe fitter and also spent some time aboard HMS Courageous. The photographs came into my possesion after his death but I remember being facinated as a small boy by the pictures of the 'crashes'
My many thanks go to Mr Martin Wilkinson who has identified many of the aircraft and a copy of these photographs will join his excellent collection which can be viewed here
Fanagalo is a pidgin (simplified language) based primarily on Zulu, with English and a small Afrikaans input. It is used as a lingua franca, mainly in the gold, diamond, coal and copper mining industries in South Africa and to a lesser extent in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Although it is used as a second language only, the number of speakers was estimated as "several hundred thousand" in 1975. As with India, once the British went, English became the lingua franca enabling different tribes in the same country to communicate with each other, and Fanagalo use declined.
Fanagalo is the only Zulu-based pidgin language, and is a rare example of a pidgin based on an indigenous language rather than on the language of a colonising or trading power.
The variety in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) is known as Chilapalapa and is influenced by Shona, while the variety in Zambia (Northern Rhodesia), called Cikabanga (pronounced, and sometimes spelt, Chikabanga), is influenced by Bemba.
I acquired my two Velocette's 24 years ago. The Clubman was more or less complete but the Thruxton was in large lumps. Because I have had to run my switch and sensor business PVL Ltd , they have both been put on the back burner many times but this year will see them on the road.
The Thruxton has now gone to a new home in Essex.
Interested viewers! would like to take note that all of my bikes are securely chained up in a brick garage with an alarm system connected to a security company and the local constabulary!