Elmina Castle

After visiting the Kakum canopy walk, we drove to Elmina, Ghana to visit the old slave-trading fort.

next stop: fort elmina, built in 1482, used in the slave trade
Originally built in 1482, it was eventually used in the slave trade

a catholic church stood in the middle of the fort, surrounded by slave dungeons
A catholic church stood in the middle, surrounded by slave dungeons
view from a slave dungeon
View from a dungeon
skull and crossbones mark dungeon where misbehaving slaves were left to die
Skull and crossbones mark dungeon where misbehaving slaves were left to die
last view the slaves had on the way to awaiting slave ships (long boats belonging to local fisherman are visible now)
This is last view the slaves had on their way to the awaiting slave ships (long boats belonging to local fisherman are visible now)
elmina the town from elmina the fort (with cannon)
Elmina the town from Elmina the castle (with cannon)
rocky coast looking west of fort elmina
Rocky coast looking west from the castle

Note: These photos originally appeared in my photo galleries.

Update, Nov 11, 2011: I added the ability to enlarge the photos.

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