Papette, Tahiti, 1969

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killoch on November 30, 2007

Why is it that the more tropical and beautiful a place is the poverty of the urban inhabitants is more abject? To the left of this snap, a large sewerage pipe discharged directly into the sea. Shoals of tiny fishes were feeding on this effluence , and about a dozen near naked kids were floating hand lines on this stream. It looked like playful sport until I realized that the catches of these minnow sized fish were being carefully collected " DINNER "

Bernard Bost on May 2, 2014

If I had known you were in Tahiti I would have come there! In 1969 I was in the French Navy and I could go there! We would meet! LOL! At this time, I had a friend who was in the Navy and went to Tahiti! He remains always over there in our days!

Cheers, Bernard

Harry Taggart on May 4, 2014

Although French was the language spoken Bernard, I think your pal could feel very lonely there? all the people I met were poor Polonaises and rich Chinese who seem to own most of the shops?? cheers scally.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 27, 2007
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    by killoch
    • Camera: RICOH Caplio R1V
    • Taken on 2005/06/13 14:35:59
    • Exposure: 0.167s (1/6)
    • Focal Length: 22.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO154
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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