Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ganvie. The Unusual Village Built On Stilts At Lake Nokoue In West Africa...

Just north of the city of Cotonou in the Republic of Benin, which as everybody knows, is in West Africa and home to the village of Ganvie.
Ganvie's population of around twenty thousand live with their simple houses, shops and restaurants built on stilts above the waters of Lake Nokoue.
Their's is a fascinating story and there's more about them here on Amusing Planet...

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  1. I love floating communities. Pretty neat, and an interesting history.

  2. How do we know this isn't actually an upscale resort for the chronically wealthy?

    1. Dear Mr Seldomly have I ever lied to you...

    2. Indeed interesting history. This looks a lovely place. No cars! Love the place. And I discover my brother has a restaurant there!! (His name is Raphael!)

  3. Fascinating! My mind goes immediately to sewage and those fish traps...