31. 07. 2010.

UNESCO - Forts and Castles, Ghana

Known as The Gold Coast until 1957, when it achieved independance from the United Kingdom and was named after the ancient Ghana Empire (8-13th century) - Ghana meaning the Warrior King. The first Europeans to arrive at the coast were the Portuguese, who built the Elmina Castle in 1482 (top left). Prince's Town (down right) is a fort built by the Brandenburgers in 1683. I was told this photo doesn't do it justice..! Additionaly I've found out this card is Unesco, yay :))

This postcard was sent on the 22nd of February, 2008. This stamp shows the famous Kente designs, which is an Ashanti hand-woven ceremonial cloth. It is normally much more colourful!

1 komentar:

  1. #veroctel (forum of postcrossing)You have a lot of cards!!!! I choose this card for my comment because I think you are very lucky to have it!

    My collection is small but I hope you can see any time



    Nice weekend!