Photos: Freetown, Sierra Leone

With all the problems in Sierra Leone it’s good to step back and take a look at the city of Freetown and its environs which are full of history and character.

Freetown is situated at the top of a peninsula with water on three sides and a range of mountains as a backdrop. Fresh breezes from the ocean make Freetown a pleasant city, though the mountains catch rain clouds and make Freetown one of the rainiest places in Africa from June to August.

The slideshow gives a tour of Freetown first, then moves down the peninsula and back up the inland side.



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