Grandeur: Ghana

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Barbershop in Accre Ghana

Ryan Lash ©

A small barber shop is the last business open along a small side street in Accra, Ghana. Like most streets in Accra, this one filled with people, cars and motorcycles virtually from dawn until dusk, but as the sun sets, most business close for the day, leaving the streets suddenly quiet and empty… or at least quieter and emptier.

“It is enjoined upon every one of you to engage in some form of occupation, such as crafts, trades and the like. We have graciously exalted your engagement in such work to the rank of worship unto God, the True One. Ponder ye in your hearts the grace and the blessings of God and render thanks unto Him at eventide and at dawn. Waste not your time in idleness and sloth. Occupy yourselves with that which profiteth yourselves and others. Thus hath it been decreed in this Tablet from whose horizon the day-star of wisdom and utterance shineth resplendent.”

Tablets of Baha’u’llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Pages 21-29

Ryan is a globe-trotter (which means he is homeless) and a photographer (which means he can’t draw). He likes his spaces wide and open, and likes his lenses the same way.