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Surulere / Ebute Metta

waiting for a passenger
waiting for passengers
Back to the mainland to have a feel of Surulere and Ebute Metta's streets. The place is pretty much a market where everything can be found or close to it. As a result, traffic is bad even on a Saturday afternoon and pedestrians have to fight their way through tiny street sides. Yellow is the color of local transportation from mid-sized buses to three wheels called kekemarua after the name of a governor who brought them to Lagos.
driving lessons with old Kaeffer
driving lessons with old Kaefer
On the mainland driving lessons are given in old Volkswagen Käfer. They are ancient and sure enough once you can drive them and park with them you are an accomplished car driver!
one stop shopping: food, music, clothes and money
one stop shopping: food, music, clothes and money
a quiet side street where nothing pass God
a quiet side street where "nothing pass God"
ladies' corner: beauty parlour and wine
ladies' corner: beauty parlour and wine
food market in evening light
food market in evening light
All markets can be spotted at the colorful sun umbrellas which protect as much from the sun as from the rain.
pick the one you like
pick the one you like
the lagoon is never far
the lagoon is never far
Water is never far from anywhere in Lagos, the lagoon is connected to a number of waterways where no one in his right mind would get to close of the water as it collects all sorts of wastes, well at least this is the theory because the fishes it contains certainly fished and eaten.
the National Theater
Yes, Lagos has a few landmarks, this is one of them the National Theater with its 70's circular shape. I initially erroneously thought it was a sport stadium!

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