Here is the first series of photos from my trip to Lomé in Togo. For those who don’t know about it, it’s a country located between Ghana and Benin, on the Guinea Gulf located in West Africa. I went back after over 20 years of absence for personal reasons and I took some photos. Used to Ghana and Accra, I was very moved to go back.
As I spend my days in a car, I could only shoot landscapes I saw by car. You will be hearing a lot more of this country as I will be going more often than before, for tourism, after 20 years of desertion.
My first impression, is that everything looks alike and after a look back,it”s not the case really.
The first couple of photos below show the road by the seaside.
The photo below, it’s not far from where we stayed at Klikamé ( clearly the orthograph of the neighbourhood names is determined by my phonetical understanding 🙂 )
This is a road where a lot of commerce goes on all day long. People sell their stuff all day. You can find a lot especially food and basic commodities.
Because , I couldn’t miss out on a cliché of Fan Milk. It’s the industriel ” ice cream maker” that I know established in Togo and Ghana as well. The ice cream is sold in sort of plastic large tubes.
It seems to be a kind of station. Still can’t identify the use. Maybe it’s a trading point.
Wish I could have stopped to check it out. Next time.
Here, we weren’t far from the Big Market of Lomé. This road ( or is it an avenue) is packed all week except on sundays. The day of the Lord.
A recognized african cloth brand, like Vlisco.
This road is jut after the artificial lake imagined by the Dutch during the second half of the 20th century. As the zone of Lomé was composed of a lot of fen. So the artificial lake was designed to welcome, the water from the fen.
To end, he is the beginning of the sunset, from the Big Market of Lomé.
I will show you a couple photos from the Big Market in a couple days.
You saw everything I saw during my strolls in Lomé.
I am hoping that during my next trip I ‘ll get to make you discover more on places I would have visited.
See you friday lovelies for a look, togolese time.