Monday, January 2, 2012

Island of Gorée - Senegal

Today i've received 3 new Unesco sites and reached the great number of 632 Unesco sites. I'll try to reach 700 sites this year. That won't be easy but i still have 363 days to arrange nice trades, to tag and buy cards.

One of the great cards i've got in the last days, was this one from Senegal, sent by Marie Morlon, my 2nd from this country and the 1st Unesco site from there.

Island of Gorée is a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1978.

Photo by Y. Delacourt

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. - in:

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