Kumasi is a beautiful city. It is a sprawling and bustling maze of urban life bursting with culture and creativity. Visitors to the city always love their time here. But sometimes, living here, it is a bit easy to get jaded by the sights and sounds. It becomes about getting from Point A to Point B. No time is given to actually pause and take in the splendour of the city.
I look no further than myself if I want a culprit of this near travesty.
So on May Day, I had the privilege of going on Life in Kumasi’s first photowalk. A photowalk is exactly what it says on the box – you walk and take photos. So armed with Life in Kumasi’s newest baby – the Canon Rebel SL1 – May Day was turned into an opportunity to see a rare side of Kumasi. The photowalk started from Adum and ended at KNUST’s Tech Junction. It was quite a walk.
Enough talking. Enjoy the sights of Kumasi. You deserve it.
COLONIAL ADUM KUMASI BUILDING
OTUMFUO AGYEMANG PREMPEH II LOOKS OVER THE CITY
CALL IT THE KUMASI BIG BEN (IN HONOUR OF SIR DONALD STEWART)
CHURCH MEETS TRADITION
RED MEANS STOP
GREEN MEANS G(L)O
THE GRAND ST. PETER’S BASILICA
KAYAYE STREET SHOT
THEY’RE EXPECTING AN IMAX SCREEN SOON (YEAH, JUST KIDDING)
KUMASI’S JUBILEE PARK
THE EVER UBIQUITOUS YOGHURT SELLER (IN GLASSES)
ACCRA MAKES AN APPEARANCE
REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THE LOTTO
SNEAKING UP ON GHANA@50 ‘MONUMENT’
THERE IT IS
CHILDREN’S PARK: THE ABANDONED LIBRARY
JUSTICE HOTEL FINALLY GETS A MUCH DESERVED FACE LIFT
CANDID SHOT OF A FAN YOGO BUSINESSMAN (NOT AFFILIATED TO ANY EXTREMIST GROUP)
MUGS FOR SALE
THE BIG TRUCK BREAKS DOWN
It was a fun photowalk, and shows just a few facets of the fascinating city of Kumasi.
Share these pictures with your social circles, and if you’ve not been to the city in a while (or ever before), feel free to take a rain check. We’ll be expecting you.