Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The building of the Bung


The old market (bung) is falling down around our ears so thanks to the Gazelle Restoration Authority and finance from the World Bank, a new market is being built across the road. It is looking quite spectacular so I went for a closer look.

When you take photos of people working here you cause total chaos, so what with the calling out and the waving, I left before all worked stopped! People assume you are a tourist and call out Ples belong yu we?” Which literally means “Place belong you where” or “Where do you come from?”

I went back on Sunday when it was quieter and the workers had gone, and took more photos. I will go back and photograph it when it is finished and in operation.

13 comments:

Denton said...

A few years back I had the opportunity to tour the World Bank facilities in Washington DC. At the time there was abstract talk about the projects which they help fund ... Your photo makes the concept less abstract.

CaBaCuRl said...

Looking forward to more market photos Jules.

Steve Buser said...

Jules, A really nicely designed building.

Per you comment on my blog 22 to 30 degrees Celsius equates to about 71 to 86 degrees Farenheit. The weatherman tells us we can expect a LOW tonight around 85 -- that's hot even for this steamy climate.
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

Chuckeroon said...

More restoration on the other side of the world? BTW...I won't pass your comments to Bugatti. The item shown was a world beater!

Marie said...

That's going to be a big market. How did you learn the language? It sounds so difficult.

Kate said...

Interesting photos and commentary. I think it's wonderful when people are chuffed about having their photos taken! (I've been reading Denton's blog--did I use chuffed correctly?;=)

Old Wom Tigley said...

The roof and the supports are just great. I like the look of markets from around the world, here in the UK we used to have great markets. Now most of the stuff sold is shoddy, or counterfeit goods at knock down prices. Farmers Markets are the thing now over here, local farmers selling there wares and goods. It's nice to see the vegetables still wearing the soil they grew in.

oldmanlincoln said...

Nice photo. I like the idea too of a central market place like this. It must be totally different for anyone shopping in a different country. It will be interesting to see what it looks like when finished.

Brookville Daily Photo

Jules said...

Hi All - thanks for stopping by.

kate - spot on - it is great learning new words isn't it???

denton - the World bank does a lot in this country - which is great

marie - I must admit I am really not too good at the language. I can understand what is said but need time to put sentences together to answer!!!!
I am double-taking with your new photo - I keep wondering who the good sort is leaving comments on my blog!!!!

old tom - this will definitely be a farmers market with lots of soil on roots.

Jilly said...

What beautiful work - a fabulous building. Look forward to seeing it finished - and thanks for the language lesson. Fascinating.

Squirrel said...

i love seeing men at work!

Lavenderlady said...

It looks like a wonderful place...I hope you show us it again when it is filled with good for sale.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

That's so funny! :-D I guess if you wanted to protest the construction of a new building all you had to do was go there everyday with a camera! :-D