Benin - Christopher Herwig

Fishing village completely built on stilts in the water

GANVIE, BENIN - December 2006 :Two young boys paddles past in their canoes in the town of Ganvie. The fishing town of Ganvie built completely on stilts and accessable only by water. 27,000 villagers live here in bamboo huts on Lake Nokoue near the main city of Cotonou in small West African Country of Benin. ( Photo by: Christopher Herwig / Aurora)

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