Monday, October 28, 2013

A walk to Fourah Bay College

 Laundry day. After washing with a "brooking board" (washboard) in the stream the clothes are turned inside-out and draped anywhere to dry.

 The home in the foreground is called a pan body. The one in the background is made mostly of  blocks made on site from sand and cement.

 I looked up at an old dead tree and told Marlene all it needed was a vulture. She pointed to the tree next to it. It had a genuine African vulture in it.

 We walked to Fourah Bay College. It was established in 1827 by a British religious society. It is beautifully laid out with buried electric cables and attractive landscaping. Hedgerows grow alongside the roads. It's all very run down now, but it's still very inviting.

This is the local service station. It's actually the nicest hand-pumped gas station we have seen. They wondered why we wanted a picture. We assured them it was just for us. Then it was okay.

1 comment:

  1. How rewarding to see a part of the world that is so very different from ours. I recently read a comment from Joseph Smith where he said, "Our God has created ten thousand times ten thousand worlds. What arrogance we have to think that we have seen on this world all of the plant and animal life that He has created." That may not be an exact quote, but it certainly is close. Causes awe, doesn't it?