Thursday, June 14

No Bull - Mbarara Bustles


Patiently Awaiting the Stoplight
Here's the early afternoon midweek epicenter of Mbarara - the largest central place in Uganda's SouthWest. Growth? Founded in 1901, Mbarara's 2001 population was about 69,000, 82,000 in 2010 and  in 2014 about 84,000 making it the country's fastest growing city and 3rd largest after Kampala and Kira. Why so busy on a typical afternoon? Hey, the reason for Mbarara is its position as a a key transportation hub for long distance trucks destined for and coming from RwandaBurundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Yep, that's a 20% population growth rate in around a decade, right? In demographic terms, Uganda's a young country its streets swirling with children, teenagers, and young adults. 

GEEK STUFF: Snapped this with my Canon 7D through its EF-S: 17-85mm glass. Post processed in PS 2018CC with a bunch of my own tools to emphasize the action of this scene under the equatorial mid-day, way-high contrast sun. No bull about it, Mbarara bustles - huh?

1 comment:

Cedric Canard said...

There's a lot to look at in this image. So much detail surrounding that traffic island. And that cow, owning that island like a boss, looks like quite a specimen, even if it is a little on the lean side. I suspect that there aren't too many grassy fields nearby, though looking at this town on satellite imagery, it seems surrounded by greenery.
You may have mentioned it in previous posts Ted, but what took you to Uganda? And Mbarara specifically?