On the one day I took a break from building and journeyed into town to see what I could see:
A woman selling brightly-coloured dresses and bags waits with her child for customers.
A local band entertains the crowd waiting for the official opening ceremony to begin.
A police contingent leads the parade preceding the opening ceremony - I just love the way the kid popped into the picture as I took the shot, look at that mischievous face ... it's called 'photo-bombing' I believe ...
One of the many exhibitors - the organisation of the Copper festival seems to be getting better every year.
I was fascinated by how this tourist was fussing over two women who were carrying their babies on their backs, secured in blankets - a common sight in Africa and something I take for granted - unable to understand each others' language, the two women seemed bewildered by her attentions but the encounter was amicable, with smiles all around.
Something for your head.
Three heads are better than two ...
A local brew made of fermented something - the guy selling it told me the name of the stuff but I've forgotten.
Dried and fried Mopani Worms - a local delicacy - not for me though, I don't like the taste at all.
One of the food vendors prepares porridge in a massive 'potjie' cooking pot.
Tsumeb Copper Festival