|Very large bus-stop sign, maybe the drivers here are myopic.|
|Sacred or profane, blue is the preferred colour.|
|In a swathe of mediocre looking restaurants - how do you find well cooked food?|
|We liked the simplicity of the menu - and the stylish graphics - signs of thoughtfulness!|
The place seemed to be run by a gaggle of hipsters, they were welcoming and enthusiastic. It took a while for these simple dishes to appear, but we took that as a good sign that they were being cooked to order. When they appeared they did pass the Gill test, -simple food, produced to order by someone with the knack of balancing interesting flavours.
|Good cooking = happy Gill|
|Happy Gill = pleased Pete|
|Lagos - a town with many seating opportunities.|
|and awesome sea defences|
One of the town's endearing characteristics is the quality of street music. In one of the first squares we came across a young West African playing some form of kora. The music itself sounded Breton. We wondered if just as the music of the eastern Mediterranean, Arabia and Iran has a certain similarity in terms of modality, cadence and rhythm, if the Atlantic seaboard has common musical roots.
Later we were entertained by a jazzy guitarist who played mainly semi-abstract pieces with a vaguely bossa-nova vibe, though he attempted a crowd pleaser with something that started as 'Stairway to Heaven' but still ended up sounding more Pat Metheny than Led Zeppelin. Further on a couple of ageing hippies entertained diners with 60s singer-songwriter standards. They were all talented and added to Lagos's laid back ambiance.