Sunday, January 20, 2008

Christmas Day Dancing

Alas, I'm still not used to the "digital" world and completely forgot that both my cameras can take video with the magic of this Christian celebration is rather muted.

It may have had somethign to do with the millet beer as well? ;-)

Lots of chanting and dancing, a great way to start our morning as we headed down the hill, then back up with the singing following after us off the hills.

In the space of 1km we came upon this small mud church and a mosque - in a predominantly animistic region.

And yes, that is good 'ole "Baby Jesus" on the skirt....

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An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
Neil’s photography focuses on finding images of the worlds he visits that capture the essence of “place”. Whether photographing landscapes, archaeological sites or locals, the goal is to make a picture emotive of what brought one there.
Photography has been published in Camera Canada, Foto Flash, Minolta Mirror and travel publications, as well as displayed at gallery exhibits in Toronto.