Visiting Ussher Fort, an old slave-trading post in Ghana

  • The beach.
  • Beach
  • A brown and white billy goat eating dried grass
  • A mustard yellow house with tall banana trees and a coconut tree in front
  • Unique roofed buildings from a street view
  • Two people walking on the sidewalk
  • Large square entranceway with a colourful poster that says, "Divine Grace Healing Temple, come to Jesus and be healed" and art painted on the interior walls
  • Yves, Prince and Anam stand in the distance in front of Ussher Fort
  • A close-up of the name "Ussher Fort" engrave above the interior entrance says, "A.D. 1839, Gateway rebuilt 1924, Ussher Fort".
  • Looking down at the ocean and the city through trees
  • Looking at ocean, a rock formation lookout, then ocean and the cityscape in the distance
  • Ussher Fort viewed from above
  • Man standing in a long dim alleyway with narrow doors on either side and stairs leading up
  • Two bejewelled, well-dressed women kneel under the American flag in an image painted on the wall below two windows letting in light
  • A white wall with hollow black interior doorways and horizontal black slats for windows
  • Looking around
  • Yves stands outside section of the fort with his back facing the camera
  • An interior view of a trough-like gallows with wall-bearing posts painted black half-way down
  • A haunting view of shadow-framed section of the white-walled section of Ussher Fort
  • White room with a window one wall that's shade slightly pink

1–7. From the beach to Jamestown. | 8–9. Ussher Fort entrance. | 10–11. We can see Osu Castle, another place that was used for the slave trade in Ghana. | 12–19. Inside the Ussher Fort. | 20. The cell where Kwame Nkrumah was imprisoned. Photos: Anne-Marie Giroux

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