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The city of Ouidah is a special part of the continent’s heritage and therefore, cannot be overlooked.

"Located on the sandy shores of Ouidah, Benin, the monumental concrete red, white, and yellow-painted gate and the metallic sculptures that flank it, commemorate the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The memorial gate, which marks the point where African captives were forced onto transatlantic slave ships, is connected by a path, known as the “Slave Route,” to the market square, where enslaved people were once sold. The memorial arche is embellished with a frieze, depicting two lines of enslaved people bound at their hands and chained together as they walk towards waiting ships. The columns are adorned with sculptures depicting men and women captives, their extremities bound, as they kneel and await their fate in Portuguese-built forts. The back of the gate is adorned with depictions of their native towns. Yves Ahouangnimon was the architect for the project; Fortuné Bandiera created figures and bas reliefs on the columns; Yves Apollinaire Pèdé created the bas-reliefs on the center arch and two free-standing egungun; and Dominique Kouas created the copper statues."

Artist : HighlyMelanated Edition : 1/1 Location : Ouidah - Benin Republic Year Created : February 2020 Size : 2860 × 3575 Gear : Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Genre : Landscape - Architecture- Minimalist

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MINI-AFRICA is my genesis collection. MINI-AFRICA because Benin is a small country in West Africa. MINI-AFRICA because it is a collection of minimalist photographs.

This collection tells the story of the 8-day road trip I took there and aims at celebrating the beauty and diversity of my country. Come on this adventure with me !

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The city of Ouidah is a special part of the continent’s heritage and therefore, cannot be overlooked.

"Located on the sandy shores of Ouidah, Benin, the monumental concrete red, white, and yellow-painted gate and the metallic sculptures that flank it, commemorate the horrors of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. The memorial gate, which marks the point where African captives were forced onto transatlantic slave ships, is connected by a path, known as the “Slave Route,” to the market square, where enslaved people were once sold. The memorial arche is embellished with a frieze, depicting two lines of enslaved people bound at their hands and chained together as they walk towards waiting ships. The columns are adorned with sculptures depicting men and women captives, their extremities bound, as they kneel and await their fate in Portuguese-built forts. The back of the gate is adorned with depictions of their native towns. Yves Ahouangnimon was the architect for the project; Fortuné Bandiera created figures and bas reliefs on the columns; Yves Apollinaire Pèdé created the bas-reliefs on the center arch and two free-standing egungun; and Dominique Kouas created the copper statues."

Artist : HighlyMelanated Edition : 1/1 Location : Ouidah - Benin Republic Year Created : February 2020 Size : 2860 × 3575 Gear : Canon EOS 5D Mark III - Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Genre : Landscape - Architecture- Minimalist

Unlockable content with purchase of this NFT (Animated version of the photograph)

License: The Primary NFT holder is free to use the NFT and unlockable content in private display and in groups, including social media, NFT marketplaces, virtual galleries/ worlds/museums, documentaries and essays by the holder of the NFT, as long as the creator is credited. Provides no rights to create commercial merchandise, commercial distribution, or derivative works. Copyright remains with creator.

© HighlyMelanated, All rights reserved.

MINI-AFRICA collection image

MINI-AFRICA is my genesis collection. MINI-AFRICA because Benin is a small country in West Africa. MINI-AFRICA because it is a collection of minimalist photographs.

This collection tells the story of the 8-day road trip I took there and aims at celebrating the beauty and diversity of my country. Come on this adventure with me !

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