Photographer's Note

Aristides Pereira International Airport on the island of Boa Vista is the third busiest airport in Cape Verde:
It was transformed from a small local runway to the international airport just in 2007.
Boa Vista, the first of the Cape Verdean islands discovered by Portuguese explorers, was named so after long journey through the Atlantic Ocean, but after they noticed that is it literally deserted, they must have been disappointed. The sandy beaches and a lot of sun turned out to be a great advantage for the tourism. However, on this small island there are already three giant all-inclusive resorts. Although they were welcomed by the local community, as they brought employment, it seems the house rent is so expensive there, that working hard you cannot afford it. Many people, especially those who arrived from other islands or from the coastal Africa, live in slums. Unfortunately, the guests of all-inclusive resorts don’t spend their money around the island. They have accommodation, food, excursions, souvenirs in their hotel. The land along the currently completely empty 18 km long sandy beach has been already purchased by giant hotel chains. This is the last moment to visit the island before it gets transformed from a sand desert to a desert of concrete.

About a year ago I posted a similar photo with the taxi cabs aligned one after another on the island of Maderia. Here I tried to reproduce this idea. This is my first photo from the family holidays on the island of Boa Vista.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7412 W: 106 N: 19467] (74535)
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