Archive for the ‘Random Photo of the Week’ Category
A scary but self-explanitory road sign in Dogon Country:
Okay, okay. I’ve got the message! I’ll go slow round the corners when driving down the Dogon Cliffs. Promise!
Mr Baker, bakes non-stop fresh!
You know, I can’t even remember who sent me this photo. At the time I duly filed it in my ‘funny e-mails’ folder, as you do, hoping it may come in useful some day. Well, I guess it has. Meanwhile, if you were the generous donor of the above photo, do let me know. Oh, and thanks in advance!!
You know it’s rainy season when this happens:
I taught a three week course in this classroom last August/September. On the last day, however, the heavens opened and this happened. I had to drive my car up to the doorway and jump over into the room just to retrieve my African drums! Fun and games in rainy season!
A Malian ‘chemists’ shop – OUCH!!!
It’s interesting to observe these places. Their artwork is not disimilar to the hairdressing salons (blogged about here). However, what they offer is quite different indeed. Treatment for ‘hemorroids’, ‘faiblesse sexuelle’, back ache and some kind of cyst.
I’ve seen similar joints offering cures for malaria, asthma, even AIDS! Curious indeed! I love that this place’s name is ‘Resurrection’ – do they have medicines to raise the dead too?? At least it’s all 100% natural (and in 750ml doses)!
Meanwhile, I think I’ll stick to a conventional pharmacy, wouldn’t you??
Wow! Those are seriously three-dimentional, eh? The storm which followed put paid to our ‘scramble up the rocks’ which we’d planned for a Sunday afternoon. Not to worry – I think it was worth it for this photo!
A Nigerian collage picture of a man playing the cor anglais:
How on earth this happened I cannot even guess! Of all the instruments to choose? An oboe or bassoon would be strange enough, but a cor anglais??? Did they find a picture on the internet, or just happen to know a cor anglais player (I mean, do YOU know one???)
Very random indeed (but I love it)!