Sunday, October 23, 2011

Odds and Ends in Dakar's Plateau

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A barbershop in the Plateau neighborhood of Dakar, Senegal

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Three boys walk near the train station in Dakar, about to link arms.


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Construction near the Malian market in Dakar. The market used to be outside in this area
but was moved inside for this construction to build a road to the Chinese-built National Theater.

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I always thought the train that never moved from Soumb├ędioune and was about 20 years past its prime was random, but
when I realized there are TWO mini-tourist trains in Dakar, one that actually takes people out on tours, it totally made my day.

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Here's another Dakar oddity: A traffic light at Carnot and Place de l'Independence. 
 Never saw it used once in two years. In fact, it took me a year to notice it was there...
Lights have gone up downtown but I've never once seen a working traffic light.





1 comment:

  1. "I've never once seen a working traffic light." Do people nevertheless receive tickets for failure to obey the lights? ;-)

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