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Snapshots of Saint-Louis

Often described as one of the most intensely atmospheric places in West Africa, The tiny city-island of Saint-Louis sits in the middle of the Senegal River near it’s opening to the Atlantic.

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Ornate bougainvillea-clad balconies, crumbling ochre-hued buildings, and a myriad of little passages and beautiful secret courtyards are packed into a miniscule 2 kilometre long, 400 metre wide space.

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It has a fascinating history as the capital of French West Africa, a title it held until 1902. These days, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the best jazz festivals in Africa.

One Comment

  1. Jessica Jessica

    Love these pictures

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