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Global Photowalk Lagos 2016 at the Independence building

Lagos photowalk job
Lagos photowalk job
A gathering of photography amateurs, in 65 cities in the world, took place on Saturday 17th September. Lagos was one of them, the purpose of the walk was to take photographs around the theme of movement and adventure. People gathered early afternoon at Tafawa Balewa square (TBS) which looks like a stadium from the Munich Olympic Games the 1930's with metal eagles and standing horses guarding the building.
someone had a party long time ago
someone had a party long time ago
The highlight of the walk was the climbing of a nearby abandoned concrete tower of 25 floors, known as the Independence building on Cable street. The place was made accessible to the participants for the occasion. The climb was easy, letting us discover mostly empty floors with a few signs of occupations such are archives left there in the a wooden cubicle - waiting to be rediscovered or trashed sometime in the future. The lower floors had some graffitis colouring the otherwise grey concrete structure. The light was dimmed by the external structure of vertical concrete rectangular columns on East and West facades.
The view was awesome, first on the nearby buildings, the markets, the CityHall and then progressively extended to the whole of Lagos Island and the nearby Islands of Ikoyi and Victoria Islands, the harbour and Eko Atlantic, Apapa and its container port and also the long curved Third Mainland Bridge disappearing in the far.
Lagos from the sky is worth the effort!
a window on the sky, Ikoyi and Victoria Island
a window on the sky, Ikoyi and Victoria Island
Lagos Island financial district and the nearby markets
Lagos Island financial district and the nearby markets
markets and motorways
markets and motorways

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