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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:24 AM   #1
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Fotos Antigas de Angola - Pre War Angola Photos

Angola was such a beautiful place before the war. Very nice and well-planned cities. It desserves its own thread. Although most of us werenīt born when all these pictures here where taken, I will try to capture the pre-war era! Letīs all hope and pray that this country gets rebuilt quickly and efficiently! Most of the pictures date back to the late 60īs and 70īs!


THE CAPITAL LUANDA

























cinema complex




























a hypermarket in the eraly 70īs





buildings under consruction













































public garden



















a school/university











public garden










....TO BE CONTINUED
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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:38 AM   #2
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CITY OF BENGUELA















open air cinema









tribunal



way to lobito





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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:38 AM   #3
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WOW! Who would've thought?! It's such a shame the war ruined everything!
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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:52 AM   #4
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That's the consequences one must pay for long wars. Kabul for instance was also a beautiful city at one point.


Excellent pictures Matthias. Any other cities you're going to show us next ? Huambo ?
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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:55 AM   #5
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City of Lobito












Lobito Sports Club











open air cinema in Lobito































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Old December 9th, 2006, 01:07 AM   #6
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Good pics good pics mang, keep it coming.
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Old December 9th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #7
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City of Huambo (formerly "Nova Lisboa")













CUCA, complexo industrial



















schools in Huambo







public park















esquina da Nova York em Huambo



Banco do Angola in Huambo







public park in Huambo





























a building u/c in front a man-madel lake or something?





view from unveriyt in Huambo







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Old December 9th, 2006, 01:56 AM   #8
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Huambo looked excellent.
Shame how this particular city is today. Seems like Huambo was a city that got the worst of the war, correct ?
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Old December 9th, 2006, 11:24 AM   #9
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City of Lubango (formerly Sá de Bandeira)

























man-made lake next to a public garden







public rose garden





I love the mosaic pavements





poor quality but beautiful setting..





Banco do Angola in Lubango









public relaxing area in the city centre



school/university of Lubango





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Old December 9th, 2006, 11:26 AM   #10
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Huambo looked excellent.
Shame how this particular city is today. Seems like Huambo was a city that got the worst of the war, correct ?
StormShadow, unfortunately yes! Wars are all so senseless...
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Old December 9th, 2006, 11:40 AM   #11
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City of Namibe













lovely café...





















school of commerce







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City of Kuito (formerly Silva Porto)










Cinema of Kuito







Praįa Marcelo Caetano







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City of NīDalatando







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City of Cabinda













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Old December 9th, 2006, 12:35 PM   #15
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City of Dondo

























entry to the public garden of the city named Dondo

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City of Uíge (formerly Carmona)







aeroclub of the city





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Banco do Angola in Uige



















one city centre street in Uige







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Old December 9th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #17
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City of Malange


















public garden in Malnge





Banco do Angola in Malange



chamber of commerce in Malange










entry to another parc in Malange



one hospital in Malange




airport of malange
















more street scenes



nice café in front



school in Malange





more streets scenes



















cinema in Malange

























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Old December 9th, 2006, 04:20 PM   #18
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Sure infrastructure was better etc however we shouldn't look back on colonial times as if they were better. It is without doubt the darkest era in african history.
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Old December 9th, 2006, 06:44 PM   #19
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Sure infrastructure was better etc however we shouldn't look back on colonial times as if they were better. It is without doubt the darkest era in african history.
Sims, yes you are pefectly right that we shouldnīt look back but Angola before that bloddy war was a place of massive potential! I WANTED TO PORTRAY IT TO THE FORUMERS AND BEYOND because I do think that few people knew that there were nice cities and towns outside Luanda. Some of those beautiful cities have been literally wiped off the surface now! And that really pains to see (I saw pics of Kuito and Huambo and it is heart-breaking). One cannot deny the fact that Angola lost more than 30 years in development, reconstruction efforts have to be enormous! And donīt forget if those cities are rebuilt, what a potential for tourism. Tourists flock to South America to see those old buildings, they could also come to Angola some time in the future. Angola culture, Portuguese remnants, and the projects that are going up and will go up in the future, a great and varying landscape...it all adds diversity to Angola, to my mind! And if well marketed it could be a fantastic money-spinner! it could also be a place for the ad and film industry....ohh, I am just dreaming!

PS: Honestly said, I cannot think of any country outside South Africa that had SO MANY well-planned and beautiful cities in sub-saharan Africa in the 60īs and 70īs.
LETīS ALL HOPE AND PRAY THAT ANGOLA GETS REBUILT QUICKLY! I HATE WARS!!! If all this mess hadnīt taken place, how would have Angola looked today, just imagine?!
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City of Sumbe



























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