Sunday, November 8, 2009


I guess it used to be that once the dry season began, you wouldn't have a drop of rain for months. That isn't the case any more, probably because of Climate Change, not that I am in a position to say.

But, as different as the clouds and sky are here, the rain is also really something else. It seems to rain all at once, rather than in drops. More like, sheets, or ropes, or daggers. It hits your skin hard, with a violence. It makes a huge sound when it impacts on all the metal roofs.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Redemption Road

Its a bit difficult to get pictures of this area, which is below Capitol Hill, behind the Barclay Training Ground, south of Central Monrovia. Anyway, it is, in my opinion, a spot with totally fantastic potential to be a public space and a real asset to the city.

As it is, however, it is a largely neglected, derelict zone, with stinking garbage everywhere. But much of the city is like that.

I know I am no professional photographer, but I really hope that these images convey the inherent potential of this area to be a jewel of the city.

Monday, November 2, 2009

African Sunset

My Neighborhood

I've said since I moved in that's been really a nice change to live in an actual neighborhood. This is the view of my end of 9th Street. As you can see, there is a basketball court on the street.
What's interesting to me is that when I tell locals that I live near the basketball court, everyone knows what I am talking about. It goes to show how small the city really is, and what sort of things people here pay attention to.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Yet Another Awesome Sunset

The view from this new apartment is really great. I looked up long enough from my work to be able to appreciate last night's sunset
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