July 18, 2009

elections day, Mauritania

Quick sketch done before going home after work. Ahmed Daddah political headquarters are just across from where I'm working. As it had been a quiet day in town as everything was closed for people to vote I wondered why they were gathering there.

They were putting up a stage with red carpet and chairs and big speakers. People would gather here with their leader to attend the first results from the voting. Its going to be a close race and unpredictable, as one men said to me while I sketched, political forecasts don't work here as things can change very fast meaning alliances.


4 comments:

  1. Tem algo de consolador ir tendo notícias de uma realidade tão distante... Ainda por cima com desenhos tão bonitos.
    Obrigado

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  2. AnonymousJuly 21, 2009

    Sempre muito bons; sempre muito instrutivos. Parabéns
    GW

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  3. Hola Isabel!!
    Que bien que entraras en mi habitación nº7, es mutuo, también me encantan tus dibujos de viaje! Te enlazo ahora mismo. Oye? Eres de Mauritania? Que lejos! A ver si tengo oportunidad y te hago visita y te echo un duelo de retratos, jeje!

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  4. Hola Isabel!
    Me hace gracia visitar blogs y encontrarme a gente que vive en África. Mi hermano está viviendo en Dakar y es un viaje pendiente que tengo que hacer en mi vida.

    Saludos desde Barcelona

    Elizabeth Sandoval

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