Photographer's Note

A simple daily scene in the colourful Island of Gorée. Situated near Dakar, this small Island with no cars is today a World Heritage and a symbol of the slave trade. First ruled by the Portuguese and then by the Dutch, English and French, this was a point of departure for many African slaves from 15th to 19th centuries. The House of Slaves with its Door of No Return is one of the most important attractions in the Island. There, we can still see the places where slaves were kept and the door they passed to reach the ship and start the long voyage to never return again (for this reason the door was called Door of No Return).
In spite of its sad history, Gorée is a very beautiful Island with colourful houses, like this one we see here. Besides the impressive places where slaves were kept, we can also see many nice houses built for the slave traders, churches...

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