Dakar + my camera

Dakar + my camera

There is just so much to see and experience here in Senegal, here in Dakar, here in our neighborhood. Seriously, every time I step out of our gate, I see 100+ things that I wish I could take a picture of: the 7 guys riding on top of bags of rice, stacked high in the back of a truck, the mom begging by our gate, her twins crawling around on the red and yellow striped mat, the woman wearing a perfectly wrapped head scarf, walking through the sand in her pink high heels, etc. It’s just not always polite or possible or culturally acceptable to take pictures here. So when I have my camera with me, and I know that I can get away with it, I make sure and snap a few extra pictures, and this week, I had that opportunity:

Enjoying the ride.
Enjoying the ride.
Silly school girls, torn between being shy and wanting to pose for the camera.
Silly school girls, torn between being shy and wanting to pose for the camera.
Of course there's a straw market.
Of course there’s a straw market.
In a hurry.
In a hurry.
Just a random street. Oh, and you can buy a footstool on this street, in case you happen to need one.
Just a random street. Oh, and you can buy a footstool on this street, in case you happen to need one.
What sitting in traffic looks like...
What sitting in traffic looks like…
Sandy streets.
Sandy streets.
Kids being kids and fighting over who gets to sit where.
Kids being kids and fighting over who gets to sit where.
Everyone is always out and about.
Everyone is always out and about.

Sharing some of our views from here,
s&j


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