Monday, January 30, 2012

Ghana Photo Chronicles

The 100 ft high, swinging rope bridge at Kakum National Park, is held by cables attached to the biggest trees.
Joakim making his swaying way. After awhile, all you could do was marvel at the amazing perspective it gave you.
Next time, I plan to sleep in a tree-house the park offers and take the canopy walk at dawn when the forest is filled with birds.
My favorite tree- I have no idea what it is

One of the most unusual trees I have ever seen


With its dread-like seedpods
Closer up
From Elmina Slave Castle in Oguaa (Cape Coast). This is where Europeans first made contact with- what was to become the Gold Coast- then Ghana
The University of Ghana in Legon
In Kasoa- this image stays with me.
Buying smoked fish at the makola- the vendors were very friendly- mostly Ga like Joakim
Slice of life in Accra
This one cracks me up. Could the guy look any more desirous? This very popular movie series is described as "sexy, sassy and full of wahala"- which is pidgin for "trouble". Note the sign for church organist training below it.
The makola in Accra- multiply this 100 times and add loud music coming from multiple directions to begin to get a 360 degree sense of this thriving marketplace.
Kente cloth, native to the Akan people of Ghana and Ivory Coast, decorates a roadway.
This is the scene from the Cape Coast Slave Castle- which I will write about in the future. A beautiful beach, but tragic story.
These are the last photos from Ghana I will be posting for awhile. Working now on some video! Stay tuned.

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2 comments:

Monika Kretschmar said...

Thank you!!! Great to get a feel for the country. I love it!

Barbara Upton said...

You're welcome! Wait til you see the video!