Monday, June 14, 2010

The Atlantic


Atlantic view, originally uploaded by nobodaddy69.

The Hill Station area of Freetown near Country Lodge Hotel and the President's compound has a cluster of houses that were built in the 19th century, when Freetown was the capital of British West Africa. Most of them are on stilts. There is a heavy pall of memory and time about the area. Empire feels like a very long time ago and slightly sinister. But the fact that the buildings are still standing and in use also suggests that the time of Empire still lingers. Many in Sa Lone still yearn for the Colonial Masters, no matter how uncomfortable that might make the visitor feel...

3 comments:

2cute4u 12:40 a.m.  

Your description of these places make it seem like I'm there in person..

Anonymous,  10:46 a.m.  

You make it seem like it is fact - the yearning for colonial masters. It is not. That is what YOU feel, so speak for yourself only!

Anonymous,  5:51 p.m.  

THESE STUFFS ARE GOOD TO REMAIN. THEY SERVE AS A FORM OF PROOF OF HISTORY. IMAGINE, THE HOUSE OF LORD LUGARD AT LOKOJA IS CRUMBLING. NOT GOOD

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