Hurray from Ghana – „we finally made it“

Hurray from Ghana – „we finally made it“

  • Posted on: October 31, 2012
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I’m happy to arrive in Ghana, the first African country of our virtual trip around the world of Wiki Loves Monuments. Only some hours ago the enthusiastic Rexford of Wikimedia Ghana announced the finalists of his country.

The first place image stands out from the other images with castles and forts, as it shows the Larabanga Mosque, a cultural heritage object of Ghana that was placed on the 2002 World Monuments Watch and successfully saved from decay. Wikipedia fun fact: Wikipedia has articles in four languages about this mosque: English, Spanish, Kinyarwanda, official language of Rwanda, and Hill Mari, an Finno-ugric language spoken in some districts of Russia. Who extends them and writes articles about this interesting object in their native language?

Wikimedia Ghana helped making Wiki Loves Monuments truly international this year, and we are looking forward to have you in the contest next year again!

So let’s have a look at the finalists of Ghana:

1st place:  A 14th Century Sudanese Architecture. The oldest mosque in Western Africa, by Sathyan Velumani

1st place: Larabanga Mosque, by Sathyan Velumani

2nd place: Fort Prinzenstein in Keta, by Gameli Adzaho

2nd place: Fort Prinzenstein in Keta, by Gameli Adzaho

3rd place: Photo of the main inner courtyard of Elmina Castle, by sixthofdecember

3rd place: Elmina Castle, by sixthofdecember

4th place: Fort Amsterdam in Kormantin, by Akonu-Atta William

4th place: Fort Amsterdam in Kormantin, by Akonu-Atta William

5th place: Fort Metal Cross, Dixcove, Western Region, by Nicholas McGee

5th place: Fort Metal Cross, Dixcove, Western Region, by Nicholas McGee

6th place: Cape Coast Castle, Central Region of Akanland, by sixthofdecember

6th place: Cape Coast Castle, Central Region of Akanland, by sixthofdecember

7th place: Fort McCarthy, Cape Coast, Central Region of Akanland, by Kodex

7th place: Fort McCarthy, Cape Coast, Central Region of Akanland, by Kodex

8th place: Cape Coast Castle, Central Region of Akanland, by sixthofdecember

8th place: Cape Coast Castle, Central Region of Akanland, by sixthofdecember

9th place: Elmina Castle, by sixthofdecember

9th place: Elmina Castle, by sixthofdecember

10th place: Fort Prinzenstein in Keta, by Gameli Adzaho

10th place: Fort Prinzenstein in Keta, by Gameli Adzaho

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Elke was member of the international team in 2012. More information available here: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012/Who%27s_who