Jide Alakija

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I can't remember where this shot was taken all I can say is that Lagos Metropolis is such a beautiful site from the air. This shot was taken whilst on assignment. The series of photos were used to map certain parts of the cityscape for use in a redevelopment project.

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  • ada
  • New York
  • 11 Apr 2009, 01:08
I'm trying hard to figure out where this is...i know its not osodi....could it be ebutemetta or surulere....ikeja? You know what, I HAVE NO CLUE. Its a great shot.
  • aadesanya.com
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2009, 02:10
Nice view Jide smile
Love the little smatterings of colour... the green of the trees and the yellow of the buses
well thats some view Jidesmile great shot.
  • dartiste
  • United States
  • 11 Apr 2009, 22:40
Jide.. New Blogging address if you have the time: no pun intended

Regards ToKs
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Apr 2009, 19:30
When did you go on a helicopter ride without inviting me?

The shot is a tad oversaturated and sharpened but is otherwise a good attempt
  • Dotun
  • Nigeria
  • 12 Apr 2009, 21:52
ok ok,let me help out here,this is Yaba...
looking at the free road,on the other side is the Psychiatric hospital,the Tejuoso market was a few minutes stroll away,but it was demolished after a fire outbreak destroyed most of it.
Government is tryna rebuild though
  • Tunde
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Apr 2009, 12:53
This is SICK, nice shot
Another nice one, loads of colour.
  • Samarth
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Apr 2009, 22:13
i like this one, top-down view perfectly matches my vision of what an urbanscape should be like...
  • Jo
  • Germany
  • 16 Apr 2009, 05:40
What time of day was this taken?
I love this most def.
  • DrAW!
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2009, 15:12
of course! it's yaba!!
the presbyterian church to the right of the main road at top should've given it away!

unlike the next image, i kinda agree you should tone down the saturation...but only in the greenery
  • Y. Fatokun
  • Germany
  • 10 May 2009, 21:49
Yeah this is yaba (on the way to oyingbo/ebute-metta), and tejuosho is on the left side...do you see the rail tracks (blocked by sellers' wares)..I once lived in the estate near the church (Tajudeen Olanrewaju Estate) thanks for the memories Jide, nice to see the improvement.

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