March 13, 2010

Photos: Volta, Akosombo, Beads, Ghana

These brilliant photographs are courtesy of Raysto at Flickr. He has developed a brilliant folder of Ghana photos taken this year.

The transparent blue and blue-green beads in these photos are made from recycled glass bottles which are first pounded, then melted and set in moulds. The colourful, dot beads are individually hand-painted by beadmakers too. This tradition is focused in the Eastern Region between Accra, Koforidua and Kpong in a kind of triangle. You can visit bead makers and watch them at work. We have a lot of information about this in our post Ghana Highlights Part II: Eastern and Volta Region

This is a stunning photo of Lake Volta from around, I think, Akosombo Bridge or somewhere high in that vicinity. If you stay at Aylo's Bay you will be privvy to this amazing landscape and you can also paddle a canoe along the river for a few hours if you wish!

I want to say thank you to Raysto for making his photos available to share. If you want to sneak a peek at something brilliant, but a little naughty, check out this very African lady.

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