Mufumya, Burundi

This is one of those ‘happy accident’ photos. One of the things I love about Burundi is the color of bricks that the buildings are made of. It doesn’t take long driving through the hills to see why. Cut out of the hillsides, the brick production ‘factories’ are reminiscent of archaeological excavations. Often, on the way back from the village, the

stacks of bricks would radiate in the evening light like bars of orange gold.
These orange bricks on their own were quite the sight, but with the cerulean blue doors, which were prevalent throughout, and you have the perfect pairing.
This building here is of the elementary school in Mufumya. Truth be told, I was just taking a photo of the building itself when this gentleman walked by. My initial reaction was, ‘ok… that shot is ruined’, but upon reviewing it on the camera, I realized that it went from a simple architectural photo, to a frozen moment in time. Also, the fact that he’s frozen in the perfect ‘rule of thirds’ composition helps too!

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