Monday, May 6, 2013

~GHANA - Elmina Castle - UNESCO ~

...African beauty nr 2 from Rod... a scene full with life... colors... African vibes...In the background the wonderful white Elmina Castle with is horrific slave trade history!! Thanks so much Rod!!
 (follow his adventures: Adventures West Africa )


With great  commemorative stamp for the 50th Anniversary of Ghana's Independence.
This stamp  illustrating Aburi Botanical Gardens.
(Issued 2007)
Elmina Castle (Elmina, Central Region) described as the first  known European structure of fortification in Ghana. Built by the Portuguese in 1482. A trade centre for ivory, gold and later slaves. It was captured by the dutch in 1673 and later purchased by the English in 1872.

Compared to other countries in the region, Ghana is stable and prosperous. The country is often labelled ‘Africa for beginners’ reputation as the friendliest in Africa . Ghana, is a country in West Africa bordered by Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south.

The word Ghana means "Warrior King" and is derived from the ancient Ghana Empire.

2 comments:

  1. great postcard and stamps am a bit jealous..! xD

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  2. Nice!! You will seldom meet a post card from this country.

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