Sign of hawkersthis was my discovery of the week in the urban signage section. I had to think hard what the "damaged hat" was all about? Until I saw a couple of people walking with large flat baskets on their heads loaded with small portions of peanuts wrapped-up in plastic bags right by the signage. I then understood that they were not supposed to be there if the signage is of any relevance. Exactly why is another matter.
Perhaps for safety reasons as in the past people hijacking cars could have been mistaken with the hawkers selling wares in the traffic. Today Kingsway, the large avenue crossing Ikoyi and coming straight out of Victoria Island through the Falomo bridge, is fairly safe. Its 2*2 lanes are often packed with slow traffic and therefore a good place for hawkers to do business.
Youth's future on KingswayTwo billboards attracted my attention along Alfred Rewane avenue (the new name for Kingsway). One was a representation of a young and clever kid who has got it right with his education thanks to a pair of "intellectual looking" black-framed glasses. Message to the well-off parents driving past: save for your future (and his) with a retirement savings account
|saving for the future|
|a promise from all sides|
In the meantime, let's discover the coolest place in Ikoyi
I met there a regular, who is coming every evening for a couple of beers as it lays on its way back from the office. He got his 6 large Heinekens but did not seem drunk in any way. Was it thanks to his german origin?
and a somewhat unexpected open-air hairdresser salon
|hairdresser with palm view|