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Return to Gorée


Return to Gorée
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Copyright: Sylvie Fondacci Monteiro (SylFondacci) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 293 N: 1513] (14165)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-31
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 500
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-28 4:48
Viewed: 3287
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In Gorée Island, near the harbour. Taken during my second trip to Senegal in March. Taking the ferry to go to Gorée from Dakar (15 minutes, only three kms) is always a great moment for me.

"Return to Gorée" (Retour à Gorée) is a movie that tells of African singer Youssou N'Dour's epic journey following the trail left by slaves and by the jazz music they invented. Youssou N'Dour's challenge is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Goree, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. For more details about the movie
Return to Gorée

Gorée is a small island close to the peninsula of Cape Verde where Dakar, capital of Senegal, is located. It is very well known for the "House of Slaves", one of the houses of slaves that were used as a holding and transfer point for human cargo during the slave trade. The House of Slaves is one of the oldest houses on the island. Well known in the western world, Gorée was actually just one of the many places from where slave trade was conducted.

And here the Unesco website about Gorée island.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-10-28 4:54]

Salut Sylvie

I like the repetition of the 4 bg palm trees. Good colour & sharpness & excellent choice of a panoramic format. Merci et bon Dimanche!

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  • Ruut Gold Star Critiquer [C: 254 W: 8 N: 33] (1277)
  • [2007-10-28 6:05]

Hi Sylvie,
Nice composition by colours and view. Like the two people out of centre. Well done,
Ruut

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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2007-10-28 10:18]

Welcome back Sylvie !
Tres mignonne cette photo et bien colorée, même si l'histoire de Gorée n'est pas rose.

salut ma belle
il y a bien longtemps que nous n' avons pas échangée!!!
félicitations pour ce joli tableau
de superbes couleurs nettes et vivantes
excellent travail
bien a toi et bonne semaine
edith

Salut Sylvie,
superbe composition cet alignement de palmiers est excellent, très bon contraste des couleurs également.
Merci,

armel.

Hi there!
Wow, it's a great picture! With so much open space...
I like it how the people and palm trees are mixed, some almost the same height.
And the sand that looks like the water right next to it, just in a different colour :)
Well done of course!
Nuné

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  • Soph Gold Star Critiquer [C: 206 W: 0 N: 89] (726)
  • [2007-11-14 17:00]
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Hi Sylvie!
Hope all is well, I see you continue to take fabulous photos. This looks great...
Sophia

Hello princesse
Très bonne photo et le cadrage choisi est excellent, j'aime beaucoup ce jaune ocre.
Excellent travail.
jp

like a picture from movie

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