Tuesday, August 31, 2010

My world Tuesday: Samoan Fales



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Seen in a suburb on the Gold Coast of Australia, some one has a Samoan Fales lookalike at the gate. He just has to look out of his window and imagine he is in a tropical paradise.

The word fales came to the forefront when the Tsunami struck Samoa last year. My students tell me that their relatives still fear for another Tsunami coing.

7 comments:

Ginny said...

This is a pretty picture, but I actually don't know what fales are!

Jo said...

Hi Ann, clever home-owner to have a tropical look at his entrance. I also never knew what fales are. I pray that there is no tsunami coming up. Have a great day.

Rajesh said...

Nice entrance, very neatly done.

Eden said...

It's cool. I haven't seen like this here. Great shot.

Ann said...

Samoa beach fales are traditional thatch huts usually on village land and owned and operated by a local Samoan family. They are scattered all along the coast of Upolu and Savaii, usually in extremely scenic locations, and can even be found on uninhabited Namua Island and the very traditional Manono Island. Beach fales are the very best way to experience genuine Samoan hospitality.

But these days, people just refer to fales as holiday chalets with thatch roofs. Even commercial places have fales.

Dave said...

Yes, I can imagine that. Specially as their islands are so low-lying in the sea. Terrifying! - Dave

ladyfi said...

Just delightful!