The day view in the big bowl
Waiting for a suitable cloud gap is a toilsome affair, but
if the crater became “free-blown” a great view
opened. Cooking fissures, lava blisters
and drifting crust soils showed up the surface in constant
motion. The tele lenses strengthened the rapid movement of
the lava, and you'll get surprised how fast the bubbles are
crossing your view-finder. That is not necessarily helpful
while focusing the optics, and from time to time I
registered a quiet cursing in the wind-protected gaps of the
Bubbles and lava figures in a detailed view
The whole thing becomes interesting
photographing the detail. Here also the fast change of the
formations was considerable. Still
bubbling nest, a lively tear opened itself after the next
cloud. Smelling the uprising gases remembered us actually to
our planned descent into the crater.
Nothing, the otherwise quite friendly park Ranger refuse the
descent into the interior. A permission should be caught up
in Goma. We fixed clear this act in the park office in Goma,
but the information chain to the rangers tored off between
Goma and the base of the mountain. Well well, then the
telephoto lenses turn out to be very needful. The zoom
70-300mm was quite good, but the last bite of sharpness was
missing. Thus I had to live on loans, and here big thanks to
Richard and Martin. The 400er / f: 4 was perfect.
With the sunlight the colour of the
lava crust and the withdrawing lava changed.
This tricky bog had actually
special malice. Built on a volcanic fissure,
the disposal of the toilet paper turned out as a difficult
act. Due to the thermal lift of the
which pushed importunately toward the wood recess, the used
hung some times
at your cheek….
The summit of the
Nyiragongo crater was nearly overgrown up to
In the foreground burned trunks from the year 2002.
If you get a closer view you'll discover
tree-hanging lava bombs.
The lava took a straight way through the area and
flowed around the still healthy trunks. At the “juicy” trunk
the lava solidified, and the 'tooth of the time' let the
trunk decay out, by leaving the negative.
The descent through the sumptuous vegetation. The armed
protection was always present, in addition, you get
accustomed yourself in this area.
People of Rwanda
most important facillity, the brewery in
at the lake Kiwu .
Due to this relation, a special and surprising homelink to
Munich by a regular used stamp in the Rwandan post system.
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