Photographer's Note

These four children were just playing in the street when we stopped to look at some ruins by the side of the road. As we all jumped out of the truck, I watched these children just staring at us, fascinated and curious about our truck, our cameras, our "exotic" look. Shy, wouldn't come near us, hiding behind trees, running around a corner. Peeking around to look at us, smiling. We walked around, the shy children slowly became bolder, coming closer, starting to giggle, pointing. I showed them a picture on my cameras LCD screen...WOW, what a reaction. Screams, laughter, running around. Christmas morning. So excited you couldn't contain them. After they saw their own faces, in full color, smiling back at them...well, forget it... A truly great memory from my travels, fleeting at the time, but something I will look back on and remember for a lifetime.

...and I have no idea what state Abomey is in. I've looked in two guidebooks and the states don't match up with the ones on TE, so if anyone knows for sure, please let me know.

Some more of my photos from Benin on Pbase.

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Additional Photos by John Paskey (happypoppeye) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 512 W: 53 N: 958] (4819)
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