African Renaissance Monument

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#1

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#2

While this monument is politically and morally troubling, as the tallest statue in Africa, I’m consistently amazed that it exists, and that it remains relatively unknown. It’s not perfect, but it is amazing.


#3

I grew up in Senegal and visited Dakar fairly frequently, but my mind was blown on a recent visit when I saw this statue…really distinctive landmark for sure.


#4

I was here a few months ago. Turns out the head of the statue is also an observation deck with incredible views of the city an the entire peninsula!