The Old National Road in Togo, West Africa

One thing I’ve always adored are fading traces of the past. Togo, when it was Togoland, was a German colony (that changed in World War I, when it was split into now what is now eastern Ghana, controlled by the English, and Togo, controlled by the French). The Germans built a road through to the north; the French built another, sometime along the same route but sometimes not. These pictures were taken (in 1989 or 1990) along the old route, before the paved one (to the east of this) was built:

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