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.
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.
The view that slaves would've seen as they looked back towards the castle just before being shoved through the Door of No Return
These underground water storage containers were the storage tanks where water was kept for the slaves. It's apparently pretty deep: 20m or so.
The priest of the castle chapel, the wife of one of the governors and an ex-governor are all buried beneath the floor of the inner quad of the castle. The slaves who died were thrown on the rocks below the beach for the fish to feed on.
With flash, we can see the conditions inside the main mens dungeon. The ground is very hard and slippery and the walls are completely bare. Nowhere to sit or lay down.