Tuesday, January 23, 2007

More Scenes from the Dakar Suburbs

Sweeping the street in the early morning, with the Atlantic Ocean in the background - this was on the main road running south from Dakar.

I took this photo of the old colonial building, and only later noticed the man with the missing hand. In all the countries where I've been in Africa I frequently see disabled people - many of whom have been maimed in war, crippled from polio, or who are born with deformities that in the West would be quickly put right soon after birth, but here people are too poor or there are no surgeons available.

Here's a street stall: note the Christmas tinsel!

1 comment:

bokjae said...

hi nicky, enjoy your posts on Congo! Great stuff and good photos!