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The Empty Market  
   

The Empty Market

I am also using these pictures to try to re-create what Athieme used to look like, when it was a hopping commercial center. This marketplace is in the center of town, but only five women use it to sell basic necessities- no longer a hopping place. One can imagine, though...
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August 28th 2007
Oh- this site is so neglected! Pardonnez-moi beaucoup! Here are some pictures, maybe that will help... ... read more
Africa » Benin » South » Athiémé

Beninese Flag Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1 August 1960, as the Republic of Benin. A succession of military gov... ... read more
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