Travel Photography Photos tagged as forts
The main inlet for air (the door would've been closed) in the mens dungeon at Elmina Castle
The Officers cell was were disobedient officers and soldiers were sent as punishment.
Women who had refused the sexual advances of their captors were chained to this ball in the main courtyard outside the women's dungeon in the sun with no water or food.
This chamber (recently renovated) was where slaves were bought and sold to various merchants
A beachcomber walks the rocks in search of shellfish below the main parapet of Cape Coast Castle
The Condemned Cell was guarded and locked by 3 heavily fortified doors. Once all closed, they effectively cut off air supply to the Cell. Apparently the main cause of death was asphyxiation.
The lighting provided here is modern: no light was available when the cell was in use.
Condemned slaves sent to the Cell to die would scratch the walls in desperation. Similar scratchings have apparently been found in the walls of the gas chambers of Auschwitz.
The room is incredibly claustophobic, with no windows at all. Access is gained through 3 consecutive and heavily fortified doors.
Once through the Door of No Return, the view that greets the visitor today is the bustling fishing harbour that is now the main industry at Cape Coast
This photograph was taken without flash to give a sense of the darkness inside the main chamber of the mens dungeon at Cape Coast. The 3 inlets at the top of the wall are the only source of light and air.
Looking back towards the entrance gives an idea of the light coming through into the dungeon. When slaves were kept here, this light was blocked off too by a door.