Monday, March 16

Box Cab

Spotted in Benin West Africa this weekend on the road from the Burkina Faso border down to the port capital of Cotonou, Benin, : a car carrying a handmade coffin which was crafted to resemble a taxi cab. Presumably, this bespoke box was to be the final resting place for a taxi driver who perished. It is customary in some West African cultures to create coffins that call to mind some aspect of the deceased's life or work. Not everyone there gets buried in a customized coffin like this, but it is a sort of regionally specific popular art form. There is a phone number on the side but please don't call it. The guy's not gonna answer, and it might ring one of his survivors, which would be mean and rude.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Bob, I've just started a new forum and have added a thread for taxi bloggers to promote their site and tell folk about their latest post, this is the thread : ..why not give it a try?
also could you please..pretty please add a link to the forum to your link area?