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

Kumasi Adum Colonial Brick Building

 

 

KUMASI SKYSCRAPER?

Kumasi Adum Universal Merchant Bank

 

OTUMFUO AGYEMANG PREMPEH II LOOKS OVER THE CITY

Kumasi Adum Ecobank Otumfuo Statue

 

CALL IT THE KUMASI BIG BEN (IN HONOUR OF SIR DONALD STEWART)

Kumasi Adum Big Ben Clock

 

CHURCH MEETS TRADITION

Kumasi Adum Wesley Cathedral Statue

 

RED MEANS STOP

Kumasi Adum Traffic Light Melcom Shop

 

GREEN MEANS G(L)O

Kumasi Adum Glo Shop

 

THE GRAND ST. PETER’S BASILICA

Kumasi Roman Hill St. Peters Basilica View

 

GLORIOUS SPLENDOUR

Kumasi Roman Hill St. Peters Basilica

 

KAYAYE STREET SHOT

Kumasi Roman Hill Kayayo Head Porters

 

THEY’RE EXPECTING AN IMAX SCREEN SOON (YEAH, JUST KIDDING)

Kumasi Rex Cinema

 

KUMASI’S JUBILEE PARK

Kumasi Jubillee Park (Jackson's Park)

 

THE EVER UBIQUITOUS YOGHURT SELLER (IN GLASSES)

Kumasi Fan Yogo Seller

 

ACCRA MAKES AN APPEARANCE

Kumasi Labour Round About Green Sign

 

SIGNS

Kumasi Street Sign

 

REALLY SERIOUS ABOUT THE LOTTO

Kumasi Serious Lotto Kiosk

 

SNEAKING UP ON GHANA@50 ‘MONUMENT’

Kumasi labour Round About Ghana @ 50 Sculpture Back View

 

THERE IT IS

Kumasi labour Round About Ghana @ 50 Sculpture

 

CHILDREN’S PARK: THE ABANDONED LIBRARY

Kumasi Children's Park Library

 

JUSTICE HOTEL FINALLY GETS A MUCH DESERVED FACE LIFT

Kumasi Justice Hotel Amakom

 

CANDID SHOT OF A FAN YOGO BUSINESSMAN (NOT AFFILIATED TO ANY EXTREMIST GROUP)

Kumasi Amakon Traffic Light Yoghurt Seller

 

MUGS FOR SALE

Kumasi Cups and Mugs

 

THE BIG TRUCK BREAKS DOWN

Kumasi Broken Down Articulated Truck

 

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.

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7 Responses

  1. Bernaldo Asamoah

    Hi Isaac, I would like to commend you for the good work you’re doing to show the world that Ghana is much more than Accra. Our so called leader fail to acknowledge the fact that creating competition between the two big capitals will help our dear nation in terms of expanding the country’s tourism potential as well as economically. I believe that Kumasi is a beautiful city before colonial times till today and still has the most history, most preserved culture of Ghana. Hence I believe that more can be done to show case Kumasi in a better way than is being portrayed at the moment, Isaac if you type Kumasi into Google the and click on images, what you’ll see is polling, I can’t believe the KMA allow the city they are running to be portrayed like it is being portrayed on the internet and government of our nation don’t care about the images they sent out there because is all about Accra right? Furthermore I hope you can capture things like completed projects or on going projects in Kumasi for example an up dates on the Sofoline interchange, Asokwa interchange and the ongoing Kumasi mall. Architectural views of old Kumasi such as Adum, Amakom, Bantama, Dekyemso, Asafo, Asokwa ect. New trends like businesses , hotspots restaurants, clubs & bars, Hotels, fashion events, concerts and so on. Youth programs, New Estate developments in the city. Things to do in Kumasi tourist attractions like places to go to / things to do in and around the city as well as national parks in the Asante region, mountings, rivers and so on. I hope you understand me brother, thank you.

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  2. daniel

    i was happy to see you showing our lovely city, i want to ask you for permission to use your pictures on my site if thats ok and i also look forward to have a business discussion with you
    thanks

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