Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Historic Town of Grand-Bassam

THE HISTORIC TOWN OF GRAND BASSAM (Côte d'Ivoire/Ivory Coast, Africa)

The first capital of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is an example of a turn-of-the-century colonial town with four quarters for trade, administration, Europeans, and Africans. A fishing village sits alongside colonial architecture. Once the country's most important city, it attracted people from all parts of Africa, Europe, and the Mediterranean Levant.

(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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