Photographer's Note

Arch 22. Back after 11 years in Banjul I saw that the things has not changed so much. Some new buildings, but the same interesting fish markets, the friendly people, the colourful culture.

Arch 22 is a commemorative arch on the road into Banjul in The Gambia. It was built in 1996 to mark the military coup d'etat which over threw the democratically elected government, and saw the rise to power on 22 July 1994 of President Yahya Jammeh and his Armed Forces Provisional Ruling Council.

The arch stands on the Banjul-Serrekunda Highway near to the traffic island which intersects with Box Bar Road, Independence Drive and Marina Parade. A statue of the "unknown soldier" can be seen near the base of the arch. The soldier is carrying a baby in one hand, making the peace sign (V-sign) with the other hand, and has a rifle strapped across his back.

Exposure Time: 1/1328
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 24/1 mm
Date Taken: 2009-03-07 13:47

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