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 (35814) 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 (946) 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 (7127) 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 (15822) 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 (2235) 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 (8622) 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!
- Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) (34669)
- 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