Drive around town
Last Sunday my friend Claudette and I took a peaceful afternoon drive around the city. We had just finished eating a meal and were wondering what we should do next when we agreed upon taking a small tour of the city. Shortly after, we jumped in the car and headed off into the city. Since it is a Sunday, there aren’t too many shops and markets open in the late afternoon. So, we decided to visit a few known places around the city.
Our first stop was the reunification moment that is situated at one of the roundabouts. It is a huge structure that has been poorly maintained, but has a lot of history behind it. It was built to symbolize the unification of the English and French speaking parts of the country. On the inside of the statue, you will find various symbols from the different parts of Cameroon.
After leaving this monument, we stopped by “The Sanctuary,” a catholic church made entirely from resources found in Cameroon. Last year, I went to a service at this church and was astounded by its simplicity and beauty. The pews and the church itself is made up of different types of wood found in Cameroon. They also used various types of stones. At the time of our visit, a small chorus was in the middle of practice. The voices of the small group carried into the air as if the church were filled with a hundred people.
We drove by a former lake (it had been drained a few years ago) where children were playing in the mud. It sure didn’t look too sanitary!
Throughout the journey, we stopped at a few higher points in the city to take in the surrounding beauty.
I think we should make this a regular activity! Check out the pictures below.