Photographer's Note

This is Goulfey, a nice and calm village from the North Cameroon, close to the Chad lake. This little town is one of the northerst ones in Cameroon and is known for its Sao people who erected really interesting houses made out of clay.

In the background, you can see the highest spot in town. Sao people believe this used to be a protected spot where the Giant Sao would leave their children when living the villages few days. From their hand, they would pick and drop each child on the top of this roof which is about 10m high. The stairs are said to have been built recently to allow normal people to reach the roof now the Giants are not existing anymore...

The city was calm under the harsh sun, but also full of burst of laughs from the children around. We also could hear the little voices of those at school nearby repeating their coranic lessons.

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Additional Photos by Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 273 N: 1552] (9271)
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