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Notes on the Geography of Senegal: Gorée: Photo 5

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We can wander over to the fort. Here's an 18th century house built of basalt, plastered and painted with an ahistorical but now common vermillion. The wood bits are pine. The only trees growing around here naturally are palms and baobabs, so the pines are imported. You might expect that they came from France, but no, they're pitch pine from North America.

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