Loci

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This is a portrait of Loci, who lives in the tents behind him. We enjoyed having a chat and, he says “he once had a home with four (brick) walls”. He is quite happy to live where he lives, and he enjoys the company of the others who live in the park. I myself wonder if he is putting on a front for our conversation, but he tells me, “this is his community”. He gave up his old home as it didn’t interest him. He isn’t on a pension and lives on the donations of passers by and what ever else he can do. He is blind in one eye so so limited by what he can do safely, and originally from o/s so I’m not sure of his eligibility for a pension.

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Did I say “a rushed holiday ?”

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 1/80th second, from vehicle, just for fun

Actually so glad i took this drive through Lifou, Loyalty Islands, which is known for its avacado plantations. It really is a beautifully kept island. Driving through the island we were fortunate enough to see their chiefs Bure and so many gorgeous homes. The locals are very religious and take so much pride in adorning the cemeteries with beautiful flowers. More to come.