Praia, Cape Verde Islands

Photos taken by David Stanley on a visit to Praia, capital of the Cape Verde Islands, West Africa.
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The 16th century Forte Real de São Felipe at Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south side of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is named for King Philip, monarch of a united Portugal and Spain.

The century Forte Real de São Felipe at Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south side of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is named for King Philip, monarch of a united Portugal and Spain.

Rua de Banana is the oldest street of Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

Rua de Banana is the oldest street of Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

A domed cistern assured the water supply of the 16th century Forte Real de São Felipe at Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

A domed cistern assured the water supply of the century Forte Real de São Felipe at Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

The Forte Real de São Felipe was built from 1587 to 1593 to protect Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, from the attacks of English pirates.

The Forte Real de São Felipe was built from 1587 to 1593 to protect Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, from the attacks of English pirates.

The Farol Dona Maria Pia at Ponta Temerosa marks the entrance to the harbour at Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

The Farol Dona Maria Pia at Ponta Temerosa marks the entrance to the harbour at Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

The 1460 Obelisk at Praia on Santiago Island commemorates the discovery that year of the uninhabited Cape Verde Islands by Portuguese navigators.

The 1460 Obelisk at Praia on Santiago Island commemorates the discovery that year of the uninhabited Cape Verde Islands by Portuguese navigators.

The Quartel Jaime Mota (1826) in Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is named for a Cuban-trained guerrilla fighter killed in Guinea-Bissau in 1974.

The Quartel Jaime Mota in Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is named for a Cuban-trained guerrilla fighter killed in Guinea-Bissau in

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca on the main square of Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde, was rebuilt in the early 20th century.

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca on the main square of Praia, Santiago Island, Cape Verde, was rebuilt in the early century.

The Câmara Municipal da Praia, facing the main square of the capital Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, was built in the 1920s.

The Câmara Municipal da Praia, facing the main square of the capital Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, was built in the

In early colonial times disobedient slaves were whipped on the white marble Pelourinho or pillery (1520) in Cidade Velha on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

In early colonial times disobedient slaves were whipped on the white marble Pelourinho or pillery in Cidade Velha on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is a great place to spend a few days.

Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is a great place to spend a few days.

The Sé Catedral at Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south side of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, was built between 1556 and 1700.

The Sé Catedral at Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on the south side of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, was built between 1556 and

The scenic Salineiro Valley extends north from Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

The scenic Salineiro Valley extends north from Cidade Velha (Ribeira Grande) on Santiago Island, Cape Verde.

Cidade Velha or Ribeira Grande on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is one of the oldest European settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa. Due to persistent pirate

Cidade Velha or Ribeira Grande on the south coast of Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is one of the oldest European settlements in Sub-Saharan Africa. Due to persistent pirate

A bust of Caetano Alexandre de Almeida e Albuquerque, Governor of Cape Verde from 1869 - 1876, stands on the square of the same name in the center of Praia on Santiago Island.

A bust of Caetano Alexandre de Almeida e Albuquerque, Governor of Cape Verde from 1869 - stands on the square of the same name in the center of Praia on Santiago Island.

The city of Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is built along a plateau above the harbour.

The city of Praia on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, is built along a plateau above the harbour.

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