Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Expensive cities


Topping the list of most expensive cities across five continents this year was Luanda in Angola, with Tokyo coming in at second place, followed by Ndjamena in Chad in third.
This was downtown Ndjamena in the 1980's. The whole centre of town had been shot up.
Apparently the locals had been unhappy about a proposed rate increase, after a truce between several warring city council factions had failed to deliver any savings.

2 comments:

Lee S. said...

I was in Ndjamena in February 1986.
They had a ban on photography but I sneaked a few shots, not unlike this one.

Doctor_Jameson said...

Welcome to self-governing Africa!