The Five Cowries Creek (FCC) is a sliver of water, perhaps can be described as a distributary of the Lagos lagoon which separates Lagos Island and Ikoyi from Victoria Island (VI) along the South Western Coast of Nigeria, West Africa.
FCC joins the Lagos lagoon in the west along the Lagos Marina and in the East around Lekki Phase 1 Estates in Lekki peninsula with VI to the South abutting the Atlantic Ocean. There are three bridges on the FCC; the link bridges from Lagos Marina and third Mainland Bridge to Ahmadu Bello Way VI, Falomo Bridge from Alfred Rewane Road Ikoyi to Akin Adesola Street in VI and the Lekki Ikoyi link bridge connecting Alexander Road Ikoyi to Admiralty Way in Lekki Phase 1. It is about 10 km long.
Major commercial streets abut the creek on both Ikoyi end and VI end. On the Ikoyi side of the creek are Awolowo Road, Falomo roundabout, Bourdillon Road and Alexander Road with the smaller Queens and Oyinkan Abayomi drives. On the VI side are Ahmadu Bello way, Walter Carrington Crescent, Ozumba Mbadiwe and Maroko Roads, Lekki-Epe expressway extending to Admiralty Way in Lekki Phase 1.
Major clubs, entertainment outfits, restaurants, hotels, churches and commercial and financial establishments are present along these roads. Smaller residential streets are also present. Boats of various sizes are plentiful on this creek and add to the attractions. A major ferry terminal, Five Cowries Terminal, is on the Ikoyi side adjacent to Falomo Bridge. Lagos motor boat club is on Awolowo way. The boat waves on the creek could be very fascinating. These roads and the creek are a beehive of activities at night and a sight to behold when the full power of night light is unleashed.
I have spent some time photographing the major attractions on this creek both during the day, at the blue hour and at night. These streets are more beautiful at night hence the emphasis in this photo blog is on the night along the FCC!
Photos featured here include those of the Marina Ahmadu Bello way link bridge, the Westwood hotel, Lagos Motor Boat Club, Walter Carrington drive, Wings Office Complex Oando PLC headquarters, lagoon restaurant, Radisson Blue hotel, Five Cowries Terminal, the Civic Center, Civic center Towers, Nigeria Law School Lagos, Caverton heliport, 1004 flats, Falomo bridge, Ikoyi Lekki suspension bridge, the Oriental Hotel with lots of other hotels and banking facilities on Maroko and Ozumba roads.
Feed your eyes and enjoy the photos.