Roadside butchery, Mubende, Uganda

I’m back near the Ugandan capital Kampala this evening in neighboring Entebbe, depending upon traffic, some 30 minutes to four hours away. Tonight we were fairly fortunate; the journey, largely along a part-dirt part gravel unfinished new expressway, took less than two hours (Thanks, Richard!). Tomorrow I’ll have most of the day to explore a bit around Entebbe, a rapidly sprawling city along the shores of Lake Victoria and home to Uganda’s only international airport.

I snapped this image early this afternoon during our eight-hour drive back from Queen Elizabeth National Park and the country’s western edges, of a roadside ‘butchery’ as meat shops and stalls are known in this part of Africa. In most Ugandan villages and towns that I passed through over the past week, this scene is very typical of local butcher shops: a raw piece of meat or two hangs unrefrigerated in a small stall with the shopkeeper nearby. This time I’m glad we made eye contact.

The full uncropped version is below.

Roadside Butchery, Mubende, Uganda


Today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1,183rd straight, was snapped in Mubende, Uganda, on 31-Mar-2017.




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  1. judyrutrider says

    And that’s why I’m a vegetarian. Dead animals just don’t look appetizing to me. Now hang a nice bunch of onions, some potatoes, and a head of broccoli,and I’m all over it.

    1. Bob R says

      This doesn’t look particularly appetizing to me, either, but it is peculiar — very much outside of my day-to-day.

  2. margaret21 says

    I agree with Judyrutrider, despite not being vegetarian. Still, well cooked, I’m sure the meat isn’t killing anyone.

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