Hey guys, hope you enjoyed your last weekend because I enjoyed mine. Even though, it was an impromptu outing, planned on going somewhere else but the place isn’t available at the moment so I ended up going somewhere else and I had a whole lot of fun!!!!!!!.
I had no idea of where to go, was surfing through the internet and I came across FREEDOM PARK from prison cells to freedom, when I saw it I was like what am I going to do there, I waved it off at first…on second thought I was like let me go see it myself.
Freedom park was an old prison cells transformed to an amazing place. it is located in the middle of lagos island, who would have thought there is a mini paradise in the middle of the most busiest place in lagos among the hustling and bustling.
You pay a token of two hundred naira (#200) to get into the park and it’s accessible to all, you don’t have to pay a fortune to enter the park.
The park is a very beautiful place to be, the surroundings are attached with every emotion and feeling you ever think of, apart from the place being a place you can hangout, there are different status of different culture, traditions, facts and occupations found in the Africa country. A lot of flowers with different colors and shapes were used to design the park which also made more beauty to the park.
The park is such an amazing place, there Is different section of ponds with swimming fishes in them, shaking their fins happily. There was also a section of water fall, it was very beautiful and the water was really cold when I dipped my hand into it.
The skeleton prison walkway is also a very beautiful to see in the park, there were human figures build with iron if am right with their hands and legs locked up with chain, I guess that is the reason why it’s called the prison walkway. The park is indeed beautiful with the colorful arrangement, flowers and beautiful sculpture of the statues. There were different status I found really amazing and surprised about, one of them is the
‘fattening woman’,it is stated that the status is from the calabar region part of Nigeria, it was explained that the fattening woman is locked up in a room to eat and drink for her to get fat
I was like WAWU is this really possible and also saw the status of the blacksmith, the three wise known as the three men who fought for Nigeria independence in person of Dr Nmandi Azikwe, Sir Obafemi Awolowo and Alhaji Tafawa Balewa.
Also was the status of a man blowing the kakaki, the kakaki is a trumpet blown when the Emirs, Sultans and Sudans are visited in their palace and for welcoming them in the northern part of Nigeria and many more
When I touched these status they felt real, I was kinda scared when I wanted to touch them because I was imagining the status might just come to life.
After taking pictures and having all the whole fun, we went to the cafeteria to relax and grab a bite but the prices are outrageous, In the menu list given with the prices of each food and drinks, You wouldn’t believe the cheapest of all was a table water which cost a hundred naira (#100) but thanks to my rich and good friend Harwah
she bought three (3) soft drinks and a bottle cost three hundred naira (#300) each, this is twice the price of the drink outside which cost one hundred and fifty naira (#150), I understood why the price was high tho, because it’s a recreational center.
Unfortunately we would have love to see the museum but it wasn’t opened so we didn’t have the opportunity to see the beautiful artifacts, designs and painting, it was really painful though, but It was a great day and cool place to be
THE FREEDOM PARK(a mini paradise in the busiest part of lagos}
Going there with friends was a great idea and it was so much fun……