Tag Archives: Monrovia

West Point, revisited. Monrovia, Liberia.

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shopping for lappa

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Captive

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As if Monrovia needs more rain.

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flooding in the streets, Monrovia, Liberia

Heavy rains contribute to flooding in the streets of Monrovia. Plastic trash carried by floodwaters clog street drains, backing up the flow of water, especially in low-lying neighborhoods such as Waterside in Monrovia. Pedestrians are challenged to find detours around … Continue reading

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rain

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selling eggs

Selling eggs on the street, a young Liberian balances dozens of eggs on her head. Monrovia, Liberia.

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Liberian bus

Mass transit, Liberian style. Laborers on their way to a work site along UN Drive in Monrovia, Liberia.

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Selling flags in the street

Selling flags in advance of Liberia Independence Day. Liberia became an independent republic on July 26, 1847, declaring independence from the American Colonization Society.

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Waterside, Monrovia

A fading set of taxi-driver rules suggest a more civil Monrovia from the past. No drunk driving…no driving with muscle arm…no driving with slippers…no abusing on the ground…. These days, anything goes, until it doesn’t. Mr. Duncan stepped up to clarify: muscle … Continue reading

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