What I Did On My Summer Vacation!

I am not having a regular posting today. I just spend over an hour going through the pictures, adding more information and deleting a few duplicates. I saw your comments and went back and made the viewing public so there shouldn’t be a problem. It took me a while to figure out what I needed to do, but having an account is unnecessary (I hope). Click twice on the first picture as you’ll then have a black background which is perfect for viewing. Come see my adventure: please comment!


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33 Comments on “What I Did On My Summer Vacation!”

  1. john Says:

    I linked to the page and it said I don’t have permission to view.

  2. im6 Says:

    Looks like I have to join Flickr. Is that safe? I don’t know if I can handle another password or chance of getting more unwanted emails from such sites.

    • Caryn Says:

      You don’t have to join. If Kat marks the album as Public, you should be able to see it without having any fallout.
      I store my photos on Flickr and I can’t remember having gotten any email from them once my account was set up. It’s safe.

      • Hedley Says:

        I didnt have permission – definitely understandable.

        Happy Beatles 50th Anniversary

    • Hedley Says:

      im6 – Mike Love is monitoring your memberships

  3. Cuidado Says:

    Won’t let me in either and I am a member. The page is posted as private.

  4. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    You have to mark those photos as Public so that anyone can see them. You can put them in an album and mark the album as Public so that we can only see those photos and none of your other stuff.

    • Hi All,
      I saw your comments and went back and made the whole set public. I didn’t realize it was my private collection but now you all are invited to go with me to visit Ghana!!

  5. im6 Says:

    Whew! That was a lot of photos, but it was wonderful to see all those places and especially the beautiful people. Those children are just gorgeous. I’m sure you’ll hear complaints about no crocs or gators in the photos of what looked like swamps. And your coronation (?) pics were a blast!

    • im6,
      Last year you got the crocs so I figure you’d have to make do with monkeys this year, with banana stealing monkeys.

      When I lived in Ghana for two years I took only 298 pictures with an Instamatic, and I had to send the finished films home to be developed. The digital camera makes me picture crazy.

      I love the children too!

      That would be An a Mah to you!

      • Hedley Says:

        is it SO unreasonable to complain that there a no photos of gazelles being drilled by a croc or a lion or something. ?

        And while I am at it, why is the kid wearing a Chelsea jersey and not Tottenham Hotspur (idiot comments not required), is that the Kat becoming a Katmah ?
        Guess they are ok, but they could have been so much more ..maybe a Ralph strumming next to a camp fire or some incredible bad tempered dangerous animal (careful)

  6. MDH,
    Ghana is not the land of either hungry lions or gazelles. There are elephants, but in Mole National Park, a destination for my next trip.

    The kid bought the bruni wawu in the market, and the Chelsea jersey was available.

    Yup, that is the Katmah ceremony.

    I’m distressed they are only okay. Ralph doesn’t have the desire to return to Ghana. His experience was very different than mine as he was in a large city, and I doubt he’d be able to find his students the way I found mine.

    I do have one picture but it was taken at the Olympics!!!

    • Bruni waru-dead white man’s clothes-you should be glad it was Chelsea as it wearer gave up the shirt or he died and it was donated. Tottenham lives!!!

    • Hedley Says:

      I wasnt cranky at the Olympics but there is a particularly unpleasant photo of me at Lynyrd Skynyrd a couple of weeks ago that screams, I am bored and I want to go home.

  7. Caryn Says:

    Super photos, Kat! I favorited a few. I love the portraits of people. You do them very well.
    I think I saw my old sewing machine. 🙂

    • Thanks, Caryn
      I love the Ghanaian people. When I lived there, I didn’t want to take portraits as I didn’t want to offend. Now, Ghanaians are far used to cameras and most were more than happy to pose.

  8. Hedley Says:

    Tiger tickets…on board, off to the ALDS on Sunday at 12.00 pm perfect with the DETROIT LIONS on the bye week.

    Go get ’em Tigers

  9. Chris Says:

    The Chief of Kantia is a very cool looking dude

  10. Hedley Says:

    Question – In the Kat to Mah ceremony why are the flip flops furry ? And did some animal give up its life (say in a battle with a croc) to provide you with this form of footwear ?

    • MDH,
      They are furry, but they’d only be chicken feathers if the croc were involved. You buy a chicken to feed to the sacred croc when you visit.

      • Caryn Says:

        I meant to ask before; did you get to keep the ceremonial clothes and furry slippers?

  11. olof1 Says:

    Love all the photographs! too much to comment really but I’ll say this, Ghanaians are beautiful.

    The slave camp was very interesting to see as well!

    Have a great day!

  12. greg mpls Says:

    national geographic, eat your heart out! new career as travel photog? these are beautiful.

  13. Birgit Says:

    Dear An a Mah,
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures!
    Charming landscapes, buildings and people and great photos. It’s amazing that esp. women and children look so friendly and relaxed into the camera.
    One of the Fetish Priests was 120 years old? The god of the shrine must have been well minded.
    It’s a foreign world, but now it’s a little less foreign 🙂
    I played my Osibisa CD while watching your adventure photos, including “The Coffee song”:

    • Birgit,
      Love that song-went and copied it for my files. Thanks!

      Thank you for the fine compliment! I was pleased with these pictures, and I’m glad you are as well. The women and children were quite happy to have their pictures taken, especially the children.

      I asked bout that but the guide thought the birth date was an estimate-probably true as records are spotty in Ghana.

  14. Caryn,
    I kept all of them and the necklace and bracelet which you probably can’t see. They were gifts from my students.

    • Hedley Says:

      So you fed the chicken to the croc, who spat out the feathers and they were stuck on your flip flops…got it….cool

      • My Dear Hedley,
        I fed the crocs who also devoured the feathers, attached as they were to the chickens. I have no idea what the fur is on my sandals. I probably don’t want to know.

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