> Abomey

Most of the photos are from our visit to the city of Abomey although there are other random ones. Abomey is widely considered the historic capital of Benin. It was the center of the Dahomey (the name for Benin before independence) kingdom that controlled the area before colonization by the French. The Royal Palace Museum houses the story of Dahomey's 12 kings that ruled from the 1600s to 1900. Pictures are forbidden inside the palace and so the majority of the pics you see are traveling to and from Abomey.