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Cats from Banjul {The Gambia}

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The Albert Market in Banjul, The Gambia, is such a colorful place to visit. The locals sell mainly vegetables, fruit, and fish, but clothes are also on offer. It’s not the most hygienic of all markets (the uncooled fish attracts many flies), but thanks to the authenticity it's well worth a little tour. Only one problem: the vendors didn't want me to photograph the cats. Several of them yelled, and one woman even threw salads at me. 

My trip to The Gambia was sponsored by the Gambia Tourism Board, Bamboo Garden Hotel, and SN Brussels Airlines

36 comments:

  1. A woman threw salads at you? Wow! I wouldn't be able to resist taking pictures of the cats either, so I'd probably get scolded and pelted with salad too. ;)

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  2. sew....we iz wunderin.... if this iz wear de term... tossed salad... comes frum ~~~

    ☺☺☺

    makes ya wunder WHY ya canna foto graff de kittehz !




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  3. That looks fun place to visit. But I wonder why people there don't want you to photograph kitties.

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  4. Dang, that was a tossed salad!

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  5. that story makes them much more beautiful and positiv view: you've got a free salad ;-)

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  6. How odd. Wonder why that was? Very strange indeed but luckily it was only salad. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  7. ✿✿彡`•.¸¸.•´´¯`•• .¸¸.•´¯`•

    Hello et MERCI pour ces belles photos des chats en Gambie !

    Bon mardi et douces pensées d'Asie !!!!

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  8. Why did they not want you to photograph the cats?

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    1. I have no idea. I asked several Gambians and no one could tell.

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  9. I loved Banjul and Albert Market! Wish I could visit more of Africa, but the places there I HAVE visited have been so beautiful, educational, and enlightening. Thanks for sharing your experiences and photos.

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  10. Pleased to say after ten years of visiting and photographing in The Gambia, I've never had anything thrown at me!
    I did have someone say to me once in the Gambia "Why do you only photograph the negative things?" Firstly it isn't true, I photograph pretty much everything. Occasionally that might be something sad but mainly its something good. I wander if the people who saw you photographing the cats thought it portrayed the market in a bad light. It's the only thing I can think of.

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    1. That's an interesting remark, Kathryn. I never thought of that before.

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  11. Do you think it was superstition or something of that nature as to why you weren't allowed to photograph the cats? That must have been scary being yelled at and having salad thrown at you. My posts on my blogs (Amanda's Books and More and 1camera1mom) are about cats in South Africa - our cats and my in-laws' cats. My linky is here at
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com/2014/11/pets-and-more-with-ww-linky.html

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  12. So true about the colors! Lovely indeed! Scary cat incident tho.

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  13. Colorful places are the best. They make for the best pictures too.

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  14. Surely not the rotten tomatoes?!!
    Wren x

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  15. What a strange thing to throw, luckily is was soft, but kinda wired, they must have some sort of superstition. Have a great day!

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  16. Attaquée à coup de salades.... ça au moins c'est original !
    Mais on se demande vraiment pourquoi elles ne veulent pas que les chats soient pris en photos !
    Bonne soirée
    Nat à Chat

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  17. That tortoise shell one in the second photo all comfy LOL, how strange to throw things to stop you taking pics of the cats especially salad hope it wasn't a cucumber heheh!

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  18. She threw salads at you?
    That's a new one - I'd never have thought of that!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/11/saint-marys-basilica-wilmington-nc.html

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  19. omg she threw salads at you!? Did she throw dressing too? ;) seriously, that's unreal...maybe because they have too many strays?

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  20. OMG that a she did what... Not sure what I would have done, but that is just crazy.
    Thank you for sharing and have a lovely rest of the week.

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  21. Oh No, mowe bootyfull kitties dat need sum gwocewies. Luv da fotos.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  22. Threw salad at you? EEK!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  23. Strange. But love the cat pics.
    http://linorstorecom.blogspot.com

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  24. Sounds like a fascinating trip! Interesting pictures as always. :)
    ~Jess

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  25. This place looks really cool to visit. And it always amazes how cats will just settle in anywhere.

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  26. Wow. That's one way to get a free lunch!

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  27. Threw salad at you , just because you took some pictures on the cat´s ??!!

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  28. Bingo! Yous hit the jackpot!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  29. Ce ne sont peut-être même pas les chats de ces personnes !

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  30. Ik ben nog even door dit poezenblog gewandeld en wow, wat een mooie serie maak je over de katten wereldwijd!

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  31. Do you have any idea why they didn't want you to photograph the cats? Lucky us, you did get some photos. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  32. Through salads at you?? Wow! Weird!
    Love the photos you got ;o)

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