A neighbor talks about his travels to Tanzania

30. Oct. 2019

From October 1 to 30, 2019, there was an exhibition of photographs in the university library that “our neighbor” Eckhard Schulz from Grabow had taken during several travels to Tanzania. The photos showed his second home: Since 1966, the high school teacher Eckhard Schulz from the little village Grabow near Burg has traveled many times to Africa. First to Zanzibar to teach biology and chemistry at a high school. Later, he worked at a school in Moshi, at the foot of Kilimanjaro.

The photos exhibited were taken during his travels to Tanzania, which he continues to undertake and which lead him to the area between the Indian Ocean and the great African lakes. The photos showed impressions of the coastal towns of Tanga and Mikidani, of the Usambara and Pare Mountains, of the Kilimanjaro region, of Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika, and Lake Nyassa. At least in the Pare Mountains, to which missionaries from Friedensau were also sent, Eckhard Schulz found traces and places of work of African researchers and missionaries. Photos of animals that live in Africa completed the photo exhibition, such as elephants, lions, zebras, and giraffes. With his slide show in the library on October 27, 2019, Eckhard Schulz took the audience with him on his photo safari to this great continent.