To go places. See things.
Have you ever had one of those days? It was a Saturday and I was at work… stressed out of my mind and waiting for my lover to swing by and take me away in proper Tarzan and Jane fashion!
He, who is not even remotely spontaneous, decided to take me to Lagos Island. Now, I really really love Lagos Island. I feel like I am in a different century when I stand on some streets there. I hope they never tear down some buildings in the name of urbanization sha. We ended up here at Freedom Park!
Episode 1: Freedom Park, Lagos
Freedom Park Lagos was born out of the ruins of Her Majesty’s Broad Street Prisons, was reconstructed to preserve the history and cultural heritage of the Nigerian People
Entry was N200 per head since nothing was really happening. So, it was a quiet lunch in a very beautiful and simple place. I am just going to share the pictures I took and I hope you are inspired to visit this place of deep history.
Isn’t that beautiful?
What to Do at Freedom Park
- Visit the gallery
- Just chill
- Walk around and take pictures
I did 3 out of 4 of the above. I didn’t visit the gallery, because that was not what I came for. I really needed to clear my head and just inhale clean air. We found free chairs and we set them beside the Eyo statue.
There are statues created by a number of Nigerians representing various roles and jobs in our society:
We shared what we would like to call a platter, lol. Half Chicken + a portion of fries and 1 Origin, for me & a portion of grilled Yam and 1 bottle of water, for him = N3,300. We could do this, because we were not that hungry. If I was hungry, we would have gone to eat Amala somewhere outside and walked back to Freedom Park. tsk tsk. As a certified alaroro, I kept thinking of how many kilos of chicken I could buy for that amount.
I had a great time at Freedom Park! I recommend that you visit with someone you can enjoy the quiet with without feeling awkward.
à plus tard,