Namibia: Street View

I don’t think we really have Google Street View in Namibia just yet.  In fact, I don’t believe they have worked out where the different house numbers are on the streets – GPS systems just get you to the right street, and the rest is up to you.

So I took a drive through Windhoek via one of its longest streets, Independence Avenue – starting from Ausspannplatz in the south-central part of the city, heading north, and all the way to the northwest corner.  After that, we did another run down Eveline Street, which is Katutura’s most “happening” place most days.  Both videos were taken on a Sunday afternoon, meaning it’s relatively quiet, traffic-wise.  Otherwise you’d see a lot more back ends of cars while standing still. The video is taken using the Timelapse HD app on an ipad, 16 fps, one frame every half second.

These are going to be used as part of a broader video I am making about Namibia, particularly Windhoek.  I think it’s important to have a feel for what it’s like driving around a city.

independence Avenue from Tom on Vimeo.

Eveline Street from Tom on Vimeo.

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