Douala to Yaoundé

December 25th, 2016 by admin Categories: Cameroon Architecture Cameroun Destinations Field Study Research Jengu Health Traditions Mobile Public History Programming No Responses

First Sunday in Cameroon – Day 4

Road trip: Douala to Yaoundé

On the road Next stop Yaoundé

On the road.
Next stop Yaoundé.

 

The days were full; movement in the day, meetings and lessons at night.

In total the journey on the ground was a full 26 days. Information overload was the norm.

Some days I was nodding during lessons, but trust I was paying attention.

Twenty six days of growth and learning. Cultural immersion at its best.

My mantra was, I Am In Africa.

Saying I Am In Africa once a day, always with smile, helped to keep my teeth white.

Lol!

Modern building facades use ancient symbolism as ornamental appointments that signify identity and place.

Location: Somewhere between Douala and Yaoundé.
Modern building facades use ancient symbolism as ornamental appointments that signify identity and place.

 

FENAC - Yaoundé Musee national a Yaoundé wow, Wonderful, WOW!! Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people.

FENAC – Yaoundé
Musee National a Yaoundé.
Wow, Wonderful, WOW!!
Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people.

 

Bamileke nation.

FENAC – Yaoundé,
Musee National a Yaoundé.
Wow, Wonderful, WOW!!
Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people.
Sistars from the Bamileke Nation getting into position for a picture.
Exquisite embroidery on black cotton velvet.

 

FENAC - Yaoundé Musee national a Yaoundé wow, Wonderful, WOW!! Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people.

FENAC – Yaoundé.
Musee National a Yaoundé.
Wow, Wonderful, WOW!!
Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people.

 

Yaoundé. There is a six hour time difference between the East coast and Cameroon, which means that since arriving my sleep has been choppy. You know, I fall asleep on EST but still wake up in local time with everyone else. Or I fall asleep at reasonable local time, then wake up at EST evening time. Jet lag is a a beast, but I did take a cat nap though, on the drive to Yaoundé. Yet despite the resetting of my body clock, I am hanging tough. This picture was taken at the FENAC Festival. Wow, Wonderful, WOW!!! Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people. So I posed with the sculptures of the Mother and the Invisible Lady. Yeah, I was diggin' everything about this FENAC Festival scene. After the festival we went for a Sunday evening visit with our Padrino. Then to the grill space for dinner. Beauty in abundance. #thisisafrica

FENAC Yaoundé – Musee a National Yaoundé.
Beauty in abundance.
#thisisafrica

There is a six hour time difference between the East coast and Cameroon, which means that since arriving my sleep has been choppy.
You know, I fall asleep on EST but still wake up in local time with everyone else.
Or I fall asleep at a reasonable local time, then wake up at EST evening time.
Jet lag is a a beast, but I did take a cat nap though, on the drive to Yaoundé.
Yet despite the resetting of my body clock, I am hanging tough.
This picture was taken at the FENAC Festival.
Wow, Wonderful, WOW!!!
Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people.
So I posed with the sculptures of the Mother and the Invisible Lady.
Yeah, I was diggin’ everything about this FENAC Festival scene.
After the festival we went for a Sunday evening visit with our Padrino.
Then to the grill space for dinner.

 

 

Ancient styled warrior armor.

FENAC – Yaoundé.
Musee a National Yaoundé.
Ancient styled warrior armor.

 

Beauty in abundance.

This picture was taken at the FENAC Festival. Wow, Wonderful, WOW!!!
Great atmosphere, fabulous Art, excellent live music and beautiful people.
This floor photo, captures this beautiful mask, the vendor’s sneaker, the edges of my dress and a glimpse of my happy toes.
Yeah, I was diggin’ everything about this FENAC Festival scene.
After the festival we went for a Sunday evening visit with our Padrino. Then to the grill space for dinner. Beauty in abundance. #thisisafrica

 

 

Love the effect of the b/w treatment, as it perfectly reflects the mystery of that moment. #wearableart #fenac #yaoundé

FENAC – Yaoundé
Musee a National Yaoundé
Love the effect of the b/w treatment, as it perfectly reflects the mystery of that moment.
Beauty in abundance
#wearableart #fenac #yaoundé

 

Dignity, beauty, style. #wearableart #fenac #yaoundé

FENAC – Yaoundé
Musee a National Yaoundé
Dignity, style, magic.
Beauty in abundance. #wearableart #fenac #yaoundé

 

Sunday night dinner in a very popular grill space. Located somewhere off the beaten path. Fork not necessary. #delicious!!!

Sunday night dinner in a very popular grill space.
Located somewhere off the beaten path.
Superb seasoning, memorable flavors!!
Fork use is optional.
#delicious!!!