Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mystery Photo #7--a real mystery this time


When we were in Robertsport a few weeks ago--(see a previous post)--we were exploring some big old buildings that had been damaged during the war and have not been renovated yet. One of them was the Tubman Center of African Culture, a beautiful building which is still in pretty good condition. It's named for the longest serving president of Liberia, William V. S. Tubman, who was in the highest office for about 27 years (1944 until his death in 1971).



The building was almost empty, except for this small hanging seat like a Gondola chair. We were looking all around trying to figure out where it "belonged" or what it's use was. So... if any of you who know more about Liberia's past than we do, or have spent time in Robertsport before, can help us unravel the mystery of this hanging swing or ferris wheel car, we'd be very, very interested to know! Thanks......

3 comments:

Lindsey said...

Hello! I've really enjoyed looking at your blog! Robertsport looks amazing! I have just arrived in Monrovia and will be volunteering her for about 6 months. I am just looking for other expats in the area - don't know a soul yet! If you've got any tips on getting connected, I'd be very happy to hear them! Hope all is well,

Cheers,

Lindsey

Rick and Debbie Sacra said...

Lindsey- if you read this- you want to give me some way to be in touch with you? Our email is available on the profile. or FB?

daniel buck said...

This looks like a 2-child Sedan Chair. A pole goes through the ring at the top, a Liberian grabs each end, and the delicate rich-man-children get a ride from point A to point B. Adults each got their own Chair.