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Photo essay: Bower's Tower, a colonial memorial of ambivalence Special

Ibadan - Bower's Tower is located on the summit of Oke-Are, the highest hill in Ibadan, from which one enjoys a commanding view of the city. Oke-Are ("The Army Chief's Hill") is the site central to Igbo-Agala (Agala Forest) in Sapati Area.
 

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The descent
The descent
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Events Arena
Communication masts at Oke-Are. But note the bushy groves  the remains of Igbo Agala  a ritual fores...
Communication masts at Oke-Are. But note the bushy groves, the remains of Igbo Agala, a ritual forest in pre-colonial times. These are now "sacred groves" where prophets and seers of the spiritual churches hold spiritual consultations.
Ascending the spiral
Ascending the spiral
The descent
The descent
Ascension
Ascension
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Every high place is  Mount Zion.  The lane to Bower s Tower is lined with with African  spiritual  c...
Every high place is "Mount Zion." The lane to Bower's Tower is lined with with African "spiritual" churches.
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower  Oke-Are  Ibadan
Bower's Tower, Oke-Are, Ibadan
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
Ascending the spiral
Ascending the spiral
Igbo Agala was a ritual forest in pre-colonial times  now a spiritual resort for African Christian c...
Igbo Agala was a ritual forest in pre-colonial times, now a spiritual resort for African Christian churches. African spiritual churches are "Christian" only in the superficial aspects of worship grafted on an entirely African system of beliefs and practices.
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower