Contest #838: the southern gate entrance to Black Star or Independence Square, Accra, Ghana

Black Star Square in Accra Ghana has two main entrances – the main obe with Independence or Black Star Gate in the north and a second building/gate with three thin arches in the south. Both would fit the arch theme of the series – but one was less obvious.

The square was completed in 1961 to coincide with a visit by Queen Elizabeth II, visiting to encourage the newly independent Ghana to remain within the Commonwealth.

It hosts all the major national public gatherings, national festivals, military parades, concerts and occasional fashion shows. Seating for 30,000+ surrounds the square.

The image below shows Independence or Blaxk Star Arch in the foreground, Black Star Square full of people and in the background the building we were looking for in front of the Atlantic Ocean.

Found before the hint:

  • Lighthouse
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • zorro the fox
  • Graham Hedley
  • Angie CF

After the hint:

  • Martin de Bock
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield