Ghana - The Gold Coast and the Land of the Ashanti

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Street furniture store in Accra, Ghana

Street furniture store in Accra, Ghana

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Fancy coffins made to order in Ghana - this one is for a photo enthusiast

Fancy coffins made to order in Ghana - this one is for a photo enthusiast

A coffin for a beer enthusiast

A coffin for a beer enthusiast

One of many colourful street vendors in Accra, Ghana

One of many colourful street vendors in Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

Accra ocean front

Accra ocean front

Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

Accra Street

Accra Street

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Ghana, the land of smiles

Ghana, the land of smiles

Accra, Ghana

Accra, Ghana

Strong core in Accra, Gahana

Strong core in Accra, Gahana

Street vendor in Accra

Street vendor in Accra

Largest recycling dump in the world. All sorts of appliances, computers, cars etc are taken apart and resold for scrap. It is a toxic and tedious job.

Largest recycling dump in the world. All sorts of appliances, computers, cars etc are taken apart and resold for scrap. It is a toxic and tedious job.

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Recycling 101

Recycling 101

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The workers burn plastic cables to separate copper wiring for scrap. Toxic and dangerous.

The workers burn plastic cables to separate copper wiring for scrap. Toxic and dangerous.

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Accra water front

Accra water front

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Fishing boats in Accra

Fishing boats in Accra

Mending the nets

Mending the nets

Local girls getting water in the morning from the River Volta

Local girls getting water in the morning from the River Volta

Volta River

Volta River

Religious signs like this one are everywhere in Gahana

Religious signs like this one are everywhere in Gahana

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The Land of the Ashanti in Kumasi, Ghana

The Land of the Ashanti in Kumasi, Ghana

The King of Ashanti

The King of Ashanti

At the audience with the Ashanti king

At the audience with the Ashanti king

An Ashanti chief with a big umbrela

An Ashanti chief with a big umbrela

An Ashanti elder

An Ashanti elder

Ashanti chiefs, the bigger the umbrella, the more important the chief.

Ashanti chiefs, the bigger the umbrella, the more important the chief.

Chiefs and the Kente cloth

Chiefs and the Kente cloth

The King's musicians

The King's musicians

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? (a walking salad bar) ?

Ashanti King's procession, the keys to the kingdom

Ashanti King's procession, the keys to the kingdom

The King is coming - the horn blowers

The King is coming - the horn blowers

King's advisors

King's advisors

The King has the biggest umbrellas!

The King has the biggest umbrellas!

King's guard

King's guard

King's gold

King's gold

Chewing gum for the chiefs

Chewing gum for the chiefs

The largest market in Africa is in Kumasi

The largest market in Africa is in Kumasi

Local barber shop

Local barber shop

After hours, the streets of Kumasi turn into one huge open market. Recycled clothing from Europe and the USA is everywhere.

After hours, the streets of Kumasi turn into one huge open market. Recycled clothing from Europe and the USA is everywhere.

Trying to make a living by selling used clothing in Kumasi

Trying to make a living by selling used clothing in Kumasi

Kakum National Park Canopy walk

Kakum National Park Canopy walk

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The Gold Coast of Ghana, the source of slaves for 400 years. A beautiful coast but too dangerous for swimming due to strong currents and sharks.

The Gold Coast of Ghana, the source of slaves for 400 years. A beautiful coast but too dangerous for swimming due to strong currents and sharks.

Finishing is a big business in Elmina, Ghana

Finishing is a big business in Elmina, Ghana

Drying fish in Elmina, Ghana; the Elmina slave castle is in the background

Drying fish in Elmina, Ghana; the Elmina slave castle is in the background

The Elmina slave castle built by the Portuguese in 1481

The Elmina slave castle built by the Portuguese in 1481

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The slave castle of Elmina. It was used as a set in the movie "Cobra Verde" by Werner Herzog.

The slave castle of Elmina. It was used as a set in the movie "Cobra Verde" by Werner Herzog.

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Koffi, our leader

Koffi, our leader

The cell of death where rebellious slaves were starved to death in the Elmina slave castle

The cell of death where rebellious slaves were starved to death in the Elmina slave castle

Slave holding cells from where they were led to waiting ships in the Elmina slave castle

Slave holding cells from where they were led to waiting ships in the Elmina slave castle

Salve holding cells in the Elmina slave castle

Salve holding cells in the Elmina slave castle

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Salve branding iron, Cape Coast slavery museum

Salve branding iron, Cape Coast slavery museum

Elmina

Elmina

Elmina

Elmina

Elmina

Elmina

The slave castle of Cape Coast built and operated by the British

The slave castle of Cape Coast built and operated by the British

Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Cape Coast

The slave castle of Cape Coast

The slave castle of Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Cape Coast

Kids doing acrobatic tricks

Kids doing acrobatic tricks

Elmina fishing port

Elmina fishing port

Elmina fishing port

Elmina fishing port

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The fishing port on the market day in a busy place

The fishing port on the market day in a busy place

A balancing act

A balancing act

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Business women

Business women

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St. James Castle in Elmina

St. James Castle in Elmina

St. James Castle in Elmina

St. James Castle in Elmina

The view of Elmina Fort from the St. James Castle in Elmina

The view of Elmina Fort from the St. James Castle in Elmina

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Ghana - the land of smiles

Ghana - the land of smiles

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The beautiful coast of Ghana

The beautiful coast of Ghana

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