From September 3-12, 2009, I toured Ghana with a driver in a Land Rover. I then spent a week at the home of some friends in Accra. It had been eleven years since I had been here.
I wanted to see my friends in Accra, who had been asking me for a long time when would I come to see them again. But I also wanted to spend some time seeing the many interesting sights Ghana has to offer: the picturesque traditional villages, the slave fortresses, the wildlife sanctuaries.
I wanted to photograph the many products that are locally made in Ghana without the benefit of mechanization. With a new compact digital camera featuring a powerful zoom lens, I wanted to capture the sights, the people and the wild creatures of this colorful and tremendously interesting land.
Eleven years ago I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo. It had been too long since I was in West Africa. It was time to visit again.
A lot has changed in those eleven years, and a lot has remained the same. I hope you enjoy this chronicle of my travels in Ghana. And I hope you some day make the trip yourself.
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