a small photo selection:
Do you remember Jalousie?
I was very intrigued by the colorful neighborhood last year, and I had to visit it now that I’m in Haiti again. Most people there were friendly, but very few wanted their picture taken, and some reveled in saying “No! Go!”
I guess having the power to say that is quite enjoyable if you own little else.
Jalousie is among many slums that have sprawled across the hills of the capital Port-au-Prince in recent decades because governments past and present have failed to provide affordable housing and basic services. … Amid its narrow corridors and steep steps, Jalousie has no traditional sewage system or electric grid. (The Huffington Post)
Jalousie does have the best view in Port-au-Prince though. And now colors.
Let’s hope the improvements don’t stop there.
I’m in Haiti again! Can you believe it? So far I’ve only been sleeping and packing up my bags. Settling. No wonder, seeing how a plane seat is the only place I’ve gotten any sleep in the last 30-50 hours. Due to the time difference I have no idea how many hours I spent getting here. Or what day this is.
But who cares! ❤