Hundreds of these tiny birds adorn the spiky acacia trees like Christmas baubles. Their timid shrieks and the sound of tiny beating wings surrounds you as you walk past and they jump into the air. About four or five steps away turn around and see them swarm back onto the heavily weighted branches.
There is a different type of street art in Khartoum, Sudan. The bright, spray painted swirls and skulls smoking joints of the West do not exist here. Instead there is an abundance (if you look) of pencil sketches on buildings. I have started to document them, but alas only on my phone, which has bad resolution. Don’t worry I intend to go back to every nook and cranny with my Canon to show you all.
However, there is another phenomenon worth mentioning here. Hand painted children’s art adorns schools and day care buildings and is magical and creepy and wonderfully out of place (a sentence that essentially sums up everything I like.)
Here is a small example from a walk last week, including Khartoum cemetery and a pretty metal gate.