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To escape slave traders, people buillt a city on the lake at Ganvie; the water became the protective fortress wall. It is difficult to sneak up on a town on water. To the Tofinu people, "Ganvie" translates to "those who found peace at last." Some call it the African "Venice"-- but there are NO streets of pavement.

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  • Copyright: Adrienne Harmon (AdrienneClaire) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 54 N: 117] (722)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-07-00
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-07-24 11:46
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