Friday, November 14, 2008

Images from Freetown (Betty)































































Here are some images from Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. In recent years people have flooded to it from the countryside, mainly because of all the unrest during the war. And once people get there they discover the excitement of city life and they don’t want to go back to the village. It is an old city as you see from the mixture of old and new buildings, the streets are narrow and filled with cars, the sidewalks have been taken over by vendors forcing the pedestrians to walk in the streets with the cars. Still I find it exciting, in the sense that you always see something new or different, frustrating when you are in a taxi trying to get somewhere, the traffic is backed up, and you are smelling noxious fumes, scary as the taxi is always close to hitting either people walking along side the streets or the approaching cars.

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marija said...

betty,
your photos are beautiful as usual. do you usually ask people if you can take their photo beforehand?

A Moon said...

Hi Betty - Wonderful pictures. You've captured the culture. How did that woman balance all those baskets? What a feat.