Watch Lagos State change before your eyes: 8 early sites are set against 8 modern photos taken from same position: Broad Street, Lagos Bar Beach, Marina Lagos, and more.
Thanks to Google Cultural Institute for providing these photos of Lagos State then and now:
1. Tinubu Square
Formerly known as Independent Square, Tinubu Square is located in Lagos Island. The square was initially built in 1960 but was reconstructed in 2007 by Lagos state government. The square features the statue of Madam Efunroye Tinubu, a well-known trader and influential aristocrat.
2. Lagos Island
Lagos Island is the major constituency in the city Lagos. The island lies in Lagos Lagoon; it used to be a fishing village but has grown to be a contemporary metropolitan area with many infrastructures, skyscrapers and modern markets.
3. Broad Street (Lagos)
Located on Lagos Island, Broad Street was just another locality where local families lived; but these days, Broad Street is known to be the commercial centre in Lagos CBD. The street is home to major financial companies’ headquarters.
5. Federal Palace Hotel
Established in 1960, Nigeria’s premier International hotel – Federal Palace Hotel and Casino is a five-star hotel located at Victoria Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The hotel provides luxury facilities for all guests, business and leisure.
The Bar Beach, located in Victoria Island is the most popular beach in Nigeria. The beach named after the sand bars that lines Lagos coastline is a place for relaxation for Lagosians and visitors.
7. The Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina Lagos
The Cathedral Church of Christ is the oldest Anglican Cathedral in Nigeria. The church construction was completed in 1946. The cathedral is presently the seat of the Archbishop of Lagos. The church is located in Marina, CMS-Lagos.
Yaba is one of the most popular districts in Lagos. The suburb is home to many modern apartments, educational institutions and, of course Tejuosho market, one of the most eventful markets in Lagos.