Friday, September 25, 2015

A few quotes on Nairobi from Happy Valley: The Story of the English in Kenya (1979) by Nicholas Best

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2015.09.23-IMG_5071 Today the stepping stones form part of Museum Bridge at the head of the Uhuru Highway, Nairobi City’s most prestigious tree-lined boulevard.

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There was no thought of making Nairobi anything more than just a halt on the line. It was far too unhealthy, for one thing. The swamp extended from the present Boulevard Hotel to Racecourse Road and was a strong breeding ground for malaria.

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Ainsworth chose a site now occupied by the National Museum on the hill above the tribal stepping stones. With his American wife Ina he took up residence on the spot filled since the 1970s by a full-sized fibreglass model of Ahmed, Kenya’s most famous elephant.

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