Gold Coast, Ghana

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Cape Coast and Elmina on Ghana's Gold Coast.
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The Portuguese church in St. George's Castle (1482) at Elmina, Ghana, was used as a slave-auctioning room by the Dutch. Today it is the castle's museum.

The Portuguese church in St. George's Castle (1482) at Elmina, Ghana, was used as a slave-auctioning room by the Dutch. Today it is the castle's museum.

Coconut Grove Beach Resort near Elmina, Ghana, has a golden beach.

Coconut Grove Beach Resort near Elmina, Ghana, has a golden beach.

The Old Dutch Cemetery at Elmina, Ghana, contains a monument to Lieutenant J.C.W.M. Joost, a colonial official killed in a clash with Asafo Company warriors in 1872.

The Old Dutch Cemetery at Elmina, Ghana, contains a monument to Lieutenant J.C.W.M. Joost, a colonial official killed in a clash with Asafo Company warriors in 1872.

The back streets of Elmina, Ghana, buzz with local life.

The back streets of Elmina, Ghana, buzz with local life.

The Benya Lagoon at Elmina, Ghana, is literally packed with pirogues and surrounded by a vast fish market.

The Benya Lagoon at Elmina, Ghana, is literally packed with pirogues and surrounded by a vast fish market.

St. George's Castle (1482) at Elmina, Ghana, overlooks the Benya Lagoon and its bustling fish market.

St. George's Castle (1482) at Elmina, Ghana, overlooks the Benya Lagoon and its bustling fish market.

St. George's Castle (1482) in Elmina, Ghana, is one of the oldest European structures in sub-Saharan Africa.

St. George's Castle (1482) in Elmina, Ghana, is one of the oldest European structures in sub-Saharan Africa.

A net full of fish on the beach at Cape Coast, Ghana.

A net full of fish on the beach at Cape Coast, Ghana.

A local get together at Coconut Grove Beach Resort near Elmina, Ghana.

A local get together at Coconut Grove Beach Resort near Elmina, Ghana.

A colorfully-painted taxi awaits passengers at Elmina, Ghana.

A colorfully-painted taxi awaits passengers at Elmina, Ghana.

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