High art in Kenya: Taking a walk across a suspension bridge
10 July 2023 | 4:27 am
A Dutch glass artist runs a studio in Kenya that attracts visitors who are keen to see her unique creations. But the suspension bridge that gets you to Nani Croze's space in Kitengela near Nairobi has a reputation for being rather scary.
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