A Mauritian Street Scene

When we were in Mauritius, we came across a street scene I could not resist capturing. The men were sitting outside chatting, passing the time of day.

A Mauritian Street Scene. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
A Mauritian Street Scene. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

The group of friends was not what attracted my attention though. What I admired was the Dodo that had been painted on the wall.

The Mauritian Dodo. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
The Mauritian Dodo. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2014

A beautiful dedication to a bird that has long been extinct.

Do you often see painted dedications on walls?

(This post has been inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014


27 thoughts on “A Mauritian Street Scene

  1. I love your photo of the scene Colline, so particular to Mauritius with the dodo, but the similar groups of men chatting can be found all over the world!


  2. Can’t ever see a Dodo without remembering the struggle I had with a school project … I exhausted all the encylopedias at the time . Much better to see it like this Colline 🙂


        1. This bird was originally from Mauritius and became extinct soon after the settlers died. I guess it is a way to remember this unusual bird – and it is an animal that did not exist anywhere else.


  3. I do enjoy wall art, Colline. We’ve few places scattered around the city that have been donated for street art. Some are painted and others tiled. Either way, they’re welcome in my book. They add to to the city’s fabric.


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