This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Cool painting

This is a photo of a painting we bought in the local craft market for only a few dollars. It is appallingly badly drawn, but captures Monrovia's daily struggle very well. It shows ex-combatants pulling a hand-cart of water barrels up the hill into the city centre, where they are sold at a profit of 10p per barrel. It is incredibly hard work for the young men, who often suffer from hernias from all that lifting, pushing and pulling. Olly


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