Indigenous Angolan soldiers on parade.

A home in Luanda, no high walls!

Herds of buffalo and elephants roaming Quiçama Park?
Cotton mills and coffee roasteries? Bull fights in Luanda? And no traffic jams in Luanda?  The Angola Field Group presents “A Trip down Memory Lane”, at the Viking Club, Thursday July 28 at 8 pm.

The Customs office indowntown Luanda.

The circle in Cruxeiro with a cross in the middle which was removed during Communist era.

Denis Sanche and Kelse Alexander, Angola Field Group team members will introduce and show a film composed of footage shot in Angola mostly in the 60’s and 70’s, spliced together by  somebody taking a nostalgic look at the country he left behind. This is not a documentary but the film gives an idea of what Angola and especially Luanda, was like during colonial times. The narration is in Portuguese and the sound track features Raúl Endipwo, a member of Duo Ouro Negro, a well known Angolan band in the 1970s.  The video shows clips from all the major Angolan centres including Huambo, Cabinda, Benguela, Namibe, etc. Don’t expect references to independence or the rising feeling of nationalism which existed during the time but do expect to be amazed by the Angola that existed back then. The film was produced in Portugal under the title, NO OUTRO LADO DO TEMPO.

Everybody is welcome to attend the presentation which will be in English. In close cooperation with the Viking Club, this event is offered free of charge. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are sold at the bar, coupons must be purchased. The Viking Bar opens at 7:30 PM. If you would like to have a map showing the location of the Club, click here The Viking Club is on the main floor of the former Swedish Building at Rua Marien N”Guabi, No 118 in Maianga, across the street from the new Panela de Barra restaurant.

The view of the Forteleza from the Ilha.

Policeman directing traffic downtown Luanda.

The post office, downtown across from the Rialto pizza, today is under renovations.

Before the war, Quicama National Park had the biggest number of Bicasa buffalo in the world.

All photos are taken from books no longer in circulation.