That said, I don't feel too bad about not making it here as apparently it took this woman over a YEAR of negotiations to get in! Click through here for more pictures and stories of what it was like. I especially like the detail that they were told to not wear red or carry an umbrella as that is a privilege reserved for the most noble families. It reminded me of The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, one of the my favorite books ever, which takes place mostly in a village in the Congo. Never read it? OH MY GOD GO READ IT RIGHT NOW.
(What is I Love Lamp? This is I Love Lamp.)
All photos via here.