Sunday, May 3, 2020

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.

5 pictures of the Island of Gorée.

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