25. 04. 2013.

UNESCO - Island of Gorée, Senegal




The Island of Gorée lies off the coast of Senegal, opposite Dakar. From the 15th to the 19th century, it was the largest slave-trading centre on the African coast. Ruled in succession by the Portuguese, Dutch, English and French, its architecture is characterized by the contrast between the grim slave-quarters and the elegant houses of the slave traders. Today it continues to serve as a reminder of human exploitation and as a sanctuary for reconciliation.
What a mess I had in my initial posts on this blog...and i cannot believe its almost been four years :)Not sure if this even qualifies as an Unesco card as it doesnt show any infrastructure, but i'll be cheeky with this one heh xD

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