Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Coco Ocean Splurge

The Coco Ocean roof - The Gambia

a table at Coco Ocean

The Coco Ocean beach

loved these windows...

A serene spot on the way to the pools

The Coco Ocean

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The Road to The Gambia

on the road to The Gambia...

near Gandiaye, Senegal

basketball anyone?

What the rainy season means for road is a nightmare.

The salt flats at Kaolack, Senegal

The mangroves in the rainy season

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Porokhane, Senegal

Detailing on the columns in Mame Diara's Mausoleum in Porokhane, Senegal
[see previous post for additional details on Mame Diara]

The mosque in honor of Mame Diara, with her mausoleum, the destination for the
of Porokhane, the only magal dedicated to women by the
Senegalese brotherhoods. Thousands make the pilgrimage each year.

The ceiling of Mame Diara's Mausoleum

Mame Diara's Mausoleum under renovation

The dome in the mausoleum

The mosque in honor of Mame Diara

The walls of Mame Diara's mosque

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Launch of the Mame Diara!!

The Mame Diara pirogue, safely returned from her maiden voyage

The pirogue, returning from her maiden voyage
The Mame Diara returns!

The local hang out, waiting for the pirogue to return

The Mame Diara in all her beauty...

Who is Mame Diara in Senegalese culture?

Friday, September 10, 2010

African Chandelier (An Ode to AWS)

The chandelier at La Calabasse -- Dakar, Senegal

Mosque by the Sea in Dakar, Senegal

The Corniche with the Atlantic Ocean -- Dakar, Senegal
The road to the light house -- Dakar, Senegal

The chandelier at La Calabasse -- Dakar, Senegal

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Wandering the Corniche

The Mosque by the Sea and the African Renaissance Monument -- Dakar, Senegal

A flower in Saly, Senegal

The African Renaissance Monument -- Dakar, Senegal
The monument's design is supposed to be coming out of a volcano...
so I guess this is the woman's foot and the volcano...
The lighthouse from the monument -- Dakar, Senegal

The palm trees lining the Corniche -- Dakar, Senegal

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Saly, Senegal

What life looks like under the mosquito net -- Saly, Senegal

A fruit tree in Saly

Someone is clearly missing a shoe...

Hello, Goats! Saly, Senegal

Flowers in Saly

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