Though mainly animistic - follower of the old polytheistic religion, called vodoun (Voodoo)- the Islam is stronger in Benin than it is in neighbouring Togo.
The mosque of Ouidah (Where there is also a cathedral) is quite impressive as you can see at the size of the imam just entering the building.
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patdeph (35738) 2010-11-28 11:39
intesting mosque under a superb light!I like very much the man walking in front of it,giving animation to the picture!
dta (52228) 2010-11-28 11:42
Hello Gerrit ,
An interesting mosque , very well framed , with so warm tonalities . I like the presence of the man in the right .
Budapestman (82620) 2010-11-28 13:25
a splendid photo of this mosque, the composition is spectacular, beautiful details and warm lights, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
siamesa (27455) 2010-11-28 19:08
I like the colors of this mosque. It is a color that we can see in your photos from Africa. Very nice capture.
jasmis (57596) 2010-11-28 22:25
Interesting place. Fine that the man coming is included.
Regards my dear friend.
Fis2 (73626) 2010-11-29 0:08
I like towers.
Good frame and colors.
The person add savor of photo.
delpeoples (45684) 2010-11-29 2:31
Hi Gerrit, yes the inclusion of the Imam is good for 2 reasons, once to give context to the building and also to give scale to the size of the mosque. I like alot the warm tones and the POV is really good. TFS, enjoy your Monday, Lisa
sandpiper (6095) 2010-11-29 2:55
A fine looking mosque from this African nation. Great light and composition.
snunney (67918) 2010-11-29 4:26
A good capture of this interesting building that seems to be a cross between a church and a mosque. The presence of the imam contributes to the mood. Attractive warm tones and good detail.
Cricri (87288) 2010-11-29 8:43
Intéressante grandeur de cette moquée aux teintes chaudes et de détails, bien cadrer et composer
TopGeo (38000) 2010-11-29 9:06
Beautiful shot, with perfect corner look
Fantastic charecteristic architecture.
I like towers and face. Excellent POV
Good frame and details.
Silvio1953 (99177) 2010-11-29 11:47
Ciao Gerrit, great POV on fantastic architecture, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (51394) 2010-12-01 3:49
This does not look like a mosque at all, barring the cresceents at the top of the minarets...looks more like a church. Yes, the imam entering does give a proper idea about the size of this structure. Good work & a fine reprsenattion in the spirit of TE
Vasa (16008) 2010-12-08 17:26
The such subject, simple and precis, I like to see like this - with complete idea about the subject. Your great witness from exotic world, Gert. Many thanks,
Bluejeans (64241) 2010-12-09 5:38
Ola Gerrit ,
Muito interessante esta mesquita tem duas torres magnificas , gostei muito da sua arquitectura , bonitos tons de pastel , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
siolaw (37626) 2010-12-10 21:45
Interesting architecture and a well managed difficult light. Good to have some branches in the frame and a passer by to give the scale.
abmdsudi (27098) 2011-01-12 8:17
Thanks for sharing this image, mosque of unique architecture rarely seen. It resembles a church building from this angle except for the two minarets. Well framed with perspective and great dof, I like the tree which act as a nice frame in the image. Superb detail in warm tones and we have good sense of scale here. Beautifully captured image, Well done, TFS
- Copyright: Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) (43745)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400 D, Canon EF 18-200mm, B+W 62mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/22, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-28 11:11