Walking to School
– Super bright always hot
The “young” mosque
– Lots of men and boys gather here on Fridays
– Call to prayer
– The “bonjours” and the “Toubabs”
My construction guy friend!
– Blind in one eye
– Calls me his younger sister
– Greeted him casually 3 times before becoming friends
– Always under a tree
– Sometimes I stop here on the way back from school and get credit for my phone
– The man inside is the fourth friend I’ve made here
– Never too busy
– Motorcyclists always stop there
The huge puddle (this applies to the rainy season)
– After it rains
– Slowly becomes smaller and smaller, but it always rains again before it can dry
My old guy friend!
– Salaam Maleekum!
– Long hand shake
– I have to leave five to ten minutes earlier
– Calls me his daughter
– Always brightens my day to see him
– Walking into the compound
– Knocking on her door
– Saying hi to her four sisters and sometimes her yaay
The Grand Mosque
– Very large and round
– Women are not allowed inside
– Large tower // great landmark
The old, topless woman
– Always sitting on her doorstep
Fruit man friend!
– Silvia and I get our apples from him on the way back from school
– He gives us a free banana for the five apples we each buy
– Hanging clothes
– Shops for carpentry, metalworks, boutiques
– Lots of smells
– There’s an oven looks like a grill/pizza oven with a bunch of heads roasting
– Don’t know what kinds of heads – sheep, cows, goats? Some have eyeballs.
– Freaked out the first time I saw them
– We cross here
– There’s grass!
– Our favorite part of the walk
– Main road in Tivaouane
– 5 easy steps of crossing The Road
– Look both ways
– Repent your sins
– Tell your parents you love them
– Hold your breath
– You made it! Yay!
The mystery house with the beautiful overgrown yard with the wall and fence surrounding it
– A concrete wall with a red metal fence above it
– Stand on your tippy toes while you’re walking trying to see over the concrete wall
– Over grown grass and weeds
– Very beautiful
The bright teal hospital for children
– Always children and mothers outside
A beautiful little garden
– Plants in pots across the street within a fenced in area
The fence to get through
– The school is surrounded by a metal fence
– There’s a door that opens just enough for us to get through
What kinds of things do you pass en route to a frequented location?