A mosque in Bobo-Dioulasso, the second largest city in Burkina Faso. This mosque of mud, straw and wood was built in 1881 in a style which is typical of the Sahelian region south of the Sahara.
Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
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saxo042 (37884) 2008-01-18 1:41
It was a pity that you could not capture the tops of the towers but at least you got the feet of the persons. Maybe you could have tried a crop to take off the towers completely? But with or without the upper parts this is a very interesting picture, a very special architecture. Fine scan and fine colours.
JanD (0) 2008-01-18 2:03
Interesting scene, very interesting composition. Nice colors. Very good light. Original picture.
kwekwekan (1078) 2008-01-18 7:27
Such a unique & beautiful architectural style. You've captured & framed the details of the mosque very nicely, good placement of the two gentlemen in the foreground too.
nirvana73 (0) 2008-01-18 10:35
i've never seen before like this mosque
i like the texture and colours of mosque
walking people added the colour to this shot
Thaks for sharing
molla (7129) 2008-01-23 2:10
Agree whit your brother about the cut. but It doesnt make those mosques less fantastic. I remember that we actually read about them in design history at (Konstfack) National collage of art and design.
brpo (412) 2008-02-20 11:51
I like this picture. Here is one idea [maybe wrong of course]: In order to render the lack of the mosque top unrelevant, i woud crop the top just a bit more. I think you did it on purpose but since it's not strongly marked, people might think you just 'missed' the top. Or am i completely wrong? Good picture anyway !
atus (15856) 2008-04-09 18:32
Although the date of building is not the same, I'm wondering if this one is the Grand Mosque of Bobo I shooted 25 years later and have in my gallery. Considering also the age of the slide, the scan's quality is very good. Tfs and best regards.
bernardec (2241) 2008-10-03 13:10
Just to tell you my emotion to see the Bobo dioulasso Mosquée. I lived in bobo from 1997 to 2003
and running around the world...
i still get the "nostalgy" of Bobo.
TE is also good for the "souvenirs"...
Thank you gert
mafegan (8624) 2009-11-24 0:27
A striking mosque rich in colour and texture. It a pity you missed the tops of the towers - but we can't turn back time! Again a fine scan. Tfs, Marlene
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-08-22 18:44
I am digging way back here, but this is such an unusual structure. I like the repeating elements of the building and the two figures give it much needed scale. Your map of photographed countries is really diverse except that there is a large white spot in northern North America. I think that it is time that you fixed that!
Matyas (0) 2015-07-31 0:46
Hello Gert! Superb work. Fantastic quality. Picture from 1982! Excellent scene, people, architecture. Perfect colours. Great effect. Regards!
Tigerlily (3379) 2015-08-13 23:50
A very interesting architecture, I wouldn't know such building existed if I didn't see your photo. Thanks for sharing.
COSTANTINO (65290) 2016-05-04 10:54
Hello dear Gert and have a nice time
original version as always
it is the first time I see something
like this and according to your useful
notes here we have a mosque of mud
straw and wood
impressive construction indeed
ikeharel (71475) 2016-06-18 6:26
An interesting and typical old walls built from local materials, unique in shape for our eyes, and two men stride along as giving good scale and motion to the scene.
Immaculate scanning-job done to this photo from 34 years back.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) (52804)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1982-00-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mosques Around The World (III) (Africa) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-18 1:33