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West Point, Monrovia, Liberia

This peninsula community in the heart of Monrovia lies between Mamba Point and the Mesurado River on the inland side, and the Atlantic Ocean. The sand peninsula encompasses approximately 4 square kilometers and is home to 75,000 people. Many parts … Continue reading

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Johnson Street, Monrovia

“We choose hope over fear ” Relic from a better time. Johnson Street, Monrovia, Liberia.

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rubber recycling

Recycling old truck tires, Mr. David carves spacers to adapt car suspensions for high-clearance backroad driving. Bungee cords from inner tubes, washers for plumbing, soles for your shoes, there is little that can’t be cut from an old piece of … Continue reading

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manicure on Benson

Ma Jessica sits in front of her home on Benson Street in downtown Monrovia, attended by two manicurists painting her nails.

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downpour on Mechlin Street

A sudden downpour in Monrovia stops pedestrians on Mechlin Street. Monrovia, the capitol city with most rainfall, can exceed five meters in a year, with heaviest rainfalls of nearly a meter accumulating in June and again in July. Reduced sunshine … Continue reading

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street art, Monrovia

Liberian mask painting formerly on a wall of Kamara Arts and Crafts Center in Monrovia, allegedly painted by the father (from Lofa County, I believe) of family members managing the Art Center. Unfortunately painted over with an advertisement for Orange … Continue reading

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fish market, Monrovia, Liberia

Just off Benson Street, along Mechlin, a little fresh air market deals in fish, shrimp, and lobsters. They are brought to market in the late afternoon on days that fishermen have had luck with their nets off the coast of Monrovia. … Continue reading

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the crow and the coucal

A Senegal coucal sits at the peak of my neighbor’s roof, drawing the sun as daylight struggles past an early morning rain. Unusual to be so exposed, coucals prefer to clamber through the undergrowth of vegetation on a hunt for bugs … Continue reading

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Sunday rain

A rainy Sunday morning, downtown Monrovia. Brother and sister linger, too shy for a picture. Finally gathering courage, they overcome their reluctance, flashing a smile to brighten an otherwise dismal day.

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rain in Monrovia

Crossing a rain-swollen intersection on Benson Street, a carpenter plods through floodwaters to deliver door-frames by cart. So far, the storms are mostly short-lived, but can drop a lot of rain quickly. If your timing is lucky, you can find … Continue reading

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