“Weekly Photo Challenge: Abandoned”

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The relics of colonialization. Marina, Calabar.

There could not have been a better time than now to showcase these abandoned relics when the nation is celebrating 100 years of amalgamation. This Marina sea port and the structure are above 100 years old which would have been preserve adequately to serve as a tourist site, moreover it’s close to the Palace of the Paramount Ruler of the city. The Obong of Calabar.

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The people of the riverine area are Efik who became the middle men between colonial master and those from hinterland. Their interaction with Oyinbo (white men) make them to copy and emulate white man lifestyle.

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Till today, there is still the left over of neo-colonialism all over as being portrayed by these abandoned structures.

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