This is the Oyotunji African Village near Beaufort SC. Started in the 1970s the village is now the home of about 10 families. The village claims to be "an independent government" and not a part of the United States. Their religion and culture are called Yoruba.
I have lots more photos of the village and will eventually post them. The statues, signs, paint colors, and walls on the 26 acre compound are great. A guide will show you around for a small donation. It is worth the trip if you are in the area.
This blog is to show you something interesting, amusing, or just plain fun ! I see a lot of things that are different, and when I travel I seek them out. I enjoy unusual people, structures, signs, cars and places and always try to see them when possible.
I have an affinity for what is disappearing, like old roadside attractions and ways of doing things. I like the offbeat and strange and I seek them out. I am amazed by talented quirky people and just people of all kinds. It is not unusual for me to drive off the dedicated route to see something, and not tell whoever is with me what they are about to see, then around the turn, there it is ! It might be a UFO or a church, a African Village or a group of statues made of concrete in the middle of nowhere.
I hope this blog will inspire you to look around for the interesting, different and unusual too, it is not hard to find and once you see it you will find it everywhere !
So this is what I hope to do, find the things that interest me and show them to you. I hope you will enjoy them.