Makola Market
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Window Shopping in Africa
In any city that I travel to the market is always a favorite place to go. You can really feel the pulse of life and culture in the market. Amongst the most famous markets of Accra is the central Makola Market, located on Kojo Thompson road. I went there while volunteering at Camp Amelia's science and technology educational program. I stayed with a native Ghanaian friend who took me to the market. The streets were busy with buses and motorcycles zooming by the hustle and bustle of shoppers. What struck me about Africa was how colorful it was. The architecture and bright buildings of Accra, Ghana stood out as novel and unique, the fluorescent and purple colors of the paint: Life happening all around you. The market was a window into the heart and spirit of Accra. I got on the bus as I was leaving and couldn't pass up this amazing picture that captured what I felt: That life was happening at different corners of the market, each a story.
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