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Wednesday, February 08, 2006


Westpoint - Monrovia
Posted by Kev-o-rama

6 Comments:

  • At 10:41 PM, Blogger Preston Lancashire said…

    Hi Kevin,
    I don't know whether you posted these for me or not, but I was gobsmacked by the first one, as I mentioned I expected something from Dogs of War.

    Then I saw the second one!

    One extreme to the other,

    I suppose it's like the shanty town throughout the world,
    how far is west point from the first picture?

    Is your office visible in the first picture?

    Take care.

    Ian

     
  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger Kevin Aja Fryatt said…

    Hi Preston,

    Yes, these are the much demanded pics of Monrovia. I tried to pick the best ones I could to post up here. Westpoint is maybe a 10 min walk to the left of the picture of Broad Street. I might try to get some satellite imagery of Monrovia and post it up here. My office would be off in the distance and no, you wouldn't be able to see it from any of those pictures. Again, I'll try to get satellite imagery of all of Monrovia and maybe highlight these certain areas on there...

     
  • At 11:47 AM, Blogger Kevin Aja Fryatt said…

    haha...sorry Ian....not "Preston" :)

     
  • At 1:11 PM, Blogger Preston Lancashire said…

    Hi Kevin,
    I found off one of your links the google earth satelitte pictures.
    I was quite surprised to see the close up shots, and indeed how close up you can get.

    Is that a football stadium I can see in Monrovia?

    I'd like to see the highlighted areas.

    I also read the blog by the ex-pat, saying the do's and dont's.

    Your name gets mentioned quite a few times!

    Thanks

    Ian

     
  • At 4:18 PM, Blogger Kevin Aja Fryatt said…

    Yes, there are actually two football stadiums in Monrovia that i know about...one is downtown Monrovia and the other one is on the road out to Robertsfield Int'l Airport. I have pictures of that football field in the archives of my site somewhere. The Liberian National Team plays there sometimes...when their fans aren't destroying their coach's house because of a loss....

     
  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger Preston Lancashire said…

    Hi Kevin,
    I hope you don't mind but I've nicked the 2 photos for my latest blogg. I've credited them to you.
    Check out my first comment on it!
    I must admit I've only just started reading your blog from the start and haven't reached the football bit.
    I did know that George Weah (spelling) was running for the President's job though.

    Have you seen the Google Earth pictures that I mentioned, they're amazing.

    Take Care

    Ian

     

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