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Lagos harbour

Lagos Island on the harbour
Lagos Island on the harbour: open with Heineken
As in all cities located by the sea, the harbour plays an important part in its activity. Lagos is no exception. It actually has quite a large expanse in the lagoon to host container ships and oil tankers, some of them parked directly next wooden huts spreading on the shore like a dense brown low height vegetation.
Lagos harbour
Sea, ship and clouds
The presence of open sky full of clouds, the sheer size of the boats and the expanse of water makes the place a exciting one for dreamers among others. That does not come from its beauty, but rather from its size which makes one feels like a tiny ant in this industrial environment.
Lagos harbour, container dock
the container dock
Containers are laid on the water side like a colourful wall barring the view of what is happening behind.

a wall of containers
Boats are also works of art of their own, each one with a particular shape designed to perform a specific function. Their decoration is usually simple but carefully considered and done. A ship leaving on the sea must be rough to withstand the salt and the strength of the sea. This transpires through their structures.
a shape of distinction
Older or neglected, they become a pray of rusting. Yet it does not mean immediate death as they will stand for a long time before being eaten away.
rusting away, lonely


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