Friday, October 23, 2009

Arch 22

This is called Arch 22. It stands over the highway at the entrance to Banjul.
On July 22, 1994 Banjul was the scene of a bloodless military coup d'├ętat in which President Dawda Jawara was overthrown and replaced by the country's current President Yahya Jammeh. To commemorate this event, Arch 22 was built as an entrance portal to the capital. The gate is 35 metres tall and the centre of an open square. It houses a textile museum. (From Wikipedia)

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  1. That is a very interesting and colorful arch. I just discovered your site and have enjoyed scrolling through all of your photos.

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