Saturday, October 2, 2010

Elmina Castle (1)

Elmina is one of two of the most important slave castles in Ghana. There are more than 60 castles along the coast, used by the Europeans to trade gold and slaves. But only Cape Coast Castle and Elmina Castle are in adequate shape to serve as proper tourist destinations.

1) Elmina01.jpg
Looking out over Elmina, which gets its name from the Portuguese, "The Mine"
Elmina, Ghana, 2011.

2) Elmina02.jpg
Looking out over the ocean from Elmina Castle.
Elmina, Ghana, 2011.

3) Elmina03.jpg
A church under Portuguese rule but a slave trading building for the Dutch.
Elmina, Ghana, 2011.

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