28 July 2007

Coolest baobab tree in town

[7/25/07 MAHAJANGA, MADAGASCAR --- Dear Mom, People came to Madagascar – riding on canoes from Indonesia – some 2,000 years ago. This tree, in the center of the town of Mahajanga, has watched nearly half of that history pass. And in the bar beyond its warty, mangled branches, fishermen build boats with centuries-old techniques. Love, John]

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

In Senegal, legend holds that when the Baobab was planted by God, it ran all over the place, so God pulled it up and replanted it upside down so it would stay put. Does the same legend exist in Madagascar?