We clear the harbor entrance into Dakar at 7:28 am on April 30th.
The buses arrive and the days activity begin.
We depart the port at a leisurely 11:00 am.
with our guide Dudu.
The Chamber of Commerce is also a colonial era built office.
The military hospital is their best hospital according to our guide.
Lots of Falcons flying around. Caught this one in a tree. He looks impressive to me.
A falcon patrols the shoreline.
Stained glass window by the baptismal font.
with a close up of the alter area.
Nice pipe organ.
and the market just went on and on.
Also automotive supplies. Based on the traffic and no stop lights, the bull bars seem useful.
The people are generally thin and tall.
Our guide attributed this to their diet. Due to the large fishing industry, most people would have rice and fish with vegetables for lunch. Similar for dinner.
We stopped at this gas station because an elderly lady on our bus desperately needed to use the restroom. These kids offer car washes for a fee. Unemployment is large and people do what they can but according to our guide these guys probably skipped school entirely and have very few choices.
As we continue down the streets, we leave the central market, but street vendors remain everywhere.
A Christian Church.
An all-girls school.
This bronze monument is massive and very impressive. There was some controversy prior to its unveiling in 2010, driven by its $27 million cost and the North Korean (not Senegalese) construction crew. Now it is frequently visited by school classes as a source of African pride.
Back by the beach. Another large mosque in this largely Muslim country.
Colorful fishing boats on the beach.
Ministere Des Affaires Estrangeres. That’s us. Also, a colonial building.
Here we are back at the port. It was educational to see Dakar, Senegal. Would not wish to shop at their main market. Appreciated that we had great weather, saw the Renaissance Africa Monument and we were able to buy some souvenirs for the grandchildren.