Cape Coast

Thursday, November 03, 2016

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The beach where the Cape Coast Castle is located, one of the most touristic places in Cape.
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Only the facades of the Castle were white and pretty. It told the stories of millions of slaves, maybe some of my ancestors, who were raped, tortured or murdered here.
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The officials lived in a beautiful room with this view over the beach, played games and drunk all night while human beings suffered a few meters beneath them.
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After the slaves passed this gate, they were sold and shipped to different places never got back to Ghana to see their family again.
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We climbed and old tower that served as a watch and defending point for the colonizers. The view was amazing - to see how the architecture is far more than little shantys but really komplex buildings.
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The canals were often just beside the street and I prayed not to fall into these little garbage rivers.
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We had the pleasure to experience the Cape Coast Festival and this was shot on Orange Friday.
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Everyone wore orange, there was a huge roadmarch and like on the days of the one-week-festival, a lot of music and dancing.
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On the last day, there was a traditional roadmarch where the chiefs and their entourage came with lots of dancers in traditional clothes.
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They were all extemely shocked to see...
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...one of these men on stilts passing a little child to another one.
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Soundsystems, afrobeats, all day all night, everywhere you go.
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6 thoughts

  1. in love with those photos!

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  2. So schöne Bilder! Die Eindrücke sind perfekt eingefangen :)

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  3. Great photos.

    Great people.

    http://games-gameworld.blogspot.com

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  4. Wahnsinnig toll eingefangene Eindrücke!
    Wie als wäre man mitten drin :)

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  5. wow einfach nur wow! ich liebe deine reisen und deine fotos und die geschichte die du damit erzählst <3 fühl dich gedrückt!

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