Monday, September 8, 2008

Around V.I in a few minutes

Victoria Island - the location of quitessential up class Lagos, the location where most companies love to base their head offices. I went a snapping spree in a moving vehicle and caught as much as it would allow...

Nice planning but plenty holdups! The dude with the iphone is Chris, my art director. we always snap everytime we go on an outing, you just don't know when u'll catch something useful on camera.

Governor Fashola has been doing one heck of a job trying to beautify Lagos. This roundabout landscaping is one of such.

Lagos Taxi infront of this neat looking church with a strange name - 'Church of the assumption'


I just love the design on this building - 'Coconut Grove'. Makes you feel like u're in Hawai or somewhere like that.

This building may not be outstanding in architecture but you can't ignore the colors. 

One of Intercontinental bank's new office which I mistook for Bank PHB. They share the same colors.

One of millinoaire Okoya's buildings (The man is always erecting massive structures) flanked by a police station.

Tetrazzini - an eatery that has been around for so long yet is not as popular as Mr. Biggs, Tantalizers, TFC, Chicken republic etc... and they offer you awoof tea in the mornings. 

Union Bank - the old fashioned bank with cute buildings. A successful and strong bank but I can never put a dime in there. No siree! Not me.

A refuse packer at work on VI. These guys dey make money oh! I heard of one that had succeeded in building a house and sent kids to school thru this business. Its not surprising since Naija is not a recycling nation. we generate waste like no man's business.

The beautiful civic centre flanked by 1004 complex (under renovation) at the edge of the lagoon. Sorry I couldnt get a closer and better shot. Car was moving too fast.

This sight horrifies me - Sandfilling of some parts of the lagoon in order to create more land! Why? With all the global warming thats happening, is this a smart thing to do? And I know that when you mess with nature the consequences can be drastic.

10 comments:

Christian Writer said...

Just came back from Lagos and seeing all these pictures brought it all back...

God's child said...

aaaaah I miss my Lagos, sigh havent spent decent time in ages, the city of my childhood days. Thanks so much for sharing!! I still see some familiar places like Falomo Church of Assumption, 1004...Does the lagoon still smell? hehe

meanwhile thx for stopping by my blog way back, I finally updated

Jaycee said...

Awwww...I love Victoria Island...my home before we moved to Lekki.

Was in Lagos last december, so this erupted memories for me too...lol (esp the round-abt, the civic center, 1004...those were the areas I was around).

doll said...

First picture is on Ajose Adeogun
Second is on Ozumba Mbadiwe
3rd is on Falomo. Nice pictures I agree bout the whole sand filling thing too, its so scary

Simi Speaks said...

am so loving the concept of ur new blog!! Pls keep the pics coming!!!

Afronuts said...

@CW...stay tuned. I'll load more Lag pics from time to time.

@Gods child...lol. no the lagoon doesnt smell. I think Fashola's or tinubu did something abt it.

@Haa...so u're a VI resident? Cool

@doll...thanks for the infos. U get around for sure.

@Simi...Thanks ma'am. Will definitely do!

archiwiz said...

I love the orange and yellow building. First bank is commisioning over-busy but good-looking architecture as far as I'm concerned. Weird. But this photoblog is really cool. I'll be checking it out more often.

TY Tha Mos Magnificent said...

luv the blog. first tyme here.

Buttercup said...

great pics...i really do miss naija.. :(

Afronuts said...

@Archiwiz, tha most mag and buttercup...thanks.

Keep in tune with this blog. I'll be loading more...

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