Scenes from Ile de Goree, Senegal (Dakar) #000

These are a few images from our day trip Ile de Goree, while we were in Dakar. I have mixed feelings about what I saw there. In some way I have glad that UNESCO has designated the island as a World Heritage site, but I am somewhat dismayed about how touristy and commercial the island is. I do understand that the this helps the local economy and does improve the lives of the people who live and work on the island, but I am still troubled by the fact that Ile De Goree is also a cemetery and resting place for those captured and enslaved there.

I have a lot more to say about what I observed, felt and learned, but let’s start here…

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