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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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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
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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.
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
Two children at Bower s Tower Court
Two children at Bower's Tower Court
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower s Tower
View of Ibadan from Bower's Tower
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
Ascending the spiral
Ascending the spiral
The University College Hospital (UCH)
The University College Hospital (UCH)
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower
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.
Events Arena
Events Arena
Ascension
Ascension
Derelict frontage
Derelict frontage
Events Arena
Events Arena
The descent
The descent
Bower s Tower
Bower's Tower