We kick off a new segment today that will become a reoccurring theme here at The Gentleman in the same style as our gentlemanly biographies. Since gentlemen are men of the world it is apt that we should explore different parts of the world in gentlemanly depth (a standardised measurement of 4.34 furlongs)
Africa was invented by Sir David Attenborough many years ago and would go on to stay invented for many years to come.
Although Africa was invented by Attenborough it was explored much before his time in what we call Africa’s “developmental” stage, where it hadn’t fully been mapped or hosted a tea party. Many gentlemen explored Africa to better understand and kill it’s wildlife.
But Africa wasn’t just a hunting ground for gentleman, it has also been the inspiration for many stories and songs. The mystique that was Africa (before Attenborough) was the stuff of legend and its animals the stuff of carpets and buckshot.
The inhabitants of Africa are rich and rare in many cases. Not only was Africa inhabited by hunting game, it was also inhabited by many people whose unique cultures’ would forever influence the gentleman’s love of the world.
On top of all these wondrous features of Africa, there is also the land itself. Made up of forests, deserts, mountains, rivers, jungles and coastline, Africa contains many of the attributes that can be found around the world on land-masses.
With all the wonders that Africa has to offer it’s no wonder that Sir David Attenborough chose to devote so much time documenting it’s attributes.
Since Africa is such a veritable (and sometimes literal) gold mine of wonders a gentleman should take time out to visit, view and perhaps shoot what it has to offer.
So there you have it.