Photo of the Week: Boy Hoop Rolling on Lamu Island, Kenya

This photo was taken by Matt on our trip to Kenya last September. It is one of my favourites from our trip.

Lamu Island, Kenya, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is Kenya’s oldest inhabited town, and was one of the original Swahili settlements along coastal East Africa. It has no cars and the main method of transportation for people and goods alike are donkeys. One of the upsides to no traffic is that a favourite pastime of young boys is hoop rolling and as soon as I saw them I knew that if captured correctly, a photo of this moment would be pure magic.

When I was young we didn’t have a television and I would play outside for hours upon hours. We would only come in for dinner and then go back outside until it was bath time. Today, we spoil our children with material possessions and they rarely play outside. Watching boys play so simply brought smiles to me and I pestered Matt to take photo after photo until we had the right one.

I believe he captured it perfectly in this photo below in the small, narrow passageways of Lamu Island town.

Boy Hoop Rolling in Lamu, Kenya

Boy Hoop Rolling in Lamu, Kenya

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