Saturday, October 2, 2010

Jukwah (10)

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Jukwah is a large town located along the road between Cape Coast and Kakum National Park.



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I have never seen a village use as much bamboo in construction as Jukwah. Here it is used for fencing. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006









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Building a concrete block shower or bathroom, Jukwah, Ghana, 2006. This sort of construction is highly unusual, as it involves the use of costly concrete powder.





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School in Jukwah, Ghana, 2006. This is a very expensive structure--unusual for most villages. The schools are located higher than the surrounding countryside, and the view is quite nice.





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Goat and bamboo fence in Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.








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School in Jukwah, Ghana, 2006. This is a very nice structure--well built and therefore expensive. Note the blackboard. Note the re-rod sticking up in the corner--extremely dangerous!





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The school's canteen. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.








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Closeup of a bamboo wall. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.











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Two architectures, two materials. Jukwah, Ghana, 2006.







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Two women listening to our presentation of gifts to the village of Jukwah, Ghana. Photo by Stan Thompson.








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Picture of previous King of the Fante. Jukwah, Ghana, 2007. Photo by Stan Tompson.

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