I've noticed there are almost no photos of the Eastern part of Gambia here, on TE. So, I'm posting a photo of Wassu, one of four sites that form the "Stone Circles of Senegâmbia", which are a World Heritage. These sites (two situated in Senegal and two in Gambia), are situated between the River Senegal and the River Gambia and they form one of the most incredible concentrations of stone circles. Only here, where I took this photo, there are 11. They can have different characteristics and they reflect a very sophisticated society.
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Sonata11 (31881) 2013-12-28 19:44
Hi Ana, very interesting composition of Wassu and information. Well done and nice to see it. Tfs.
Best regards, Barbara
jadesgran (4286) 2013-12-28 22:42
An informative note - thankyou.
It`s very interesting to see how your `stone circles` differ from the ones we see on Dartmoor in England.
I thought at first when the thumbnails came up, they were anthills!
Well composed picture and light management.
jjcordier (69557) 2013-12-28 23:01
Je ne connaissais pas l'existence de ces cercles de pierres gambiens que tu me fais découvrir par cette note et cette photo intéressantes.
mirosu (10128) 2013-12-29 8:45
After very long journey and even longer after-journey recovery I’m again able to view and comment all the beautiful TE photographs.
Excellent close-up photo with very nicely balanced colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
Wish you and your family a Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year.
SWISS ALPS ROADS
abmdsudi (35282) 2013-12-29 20:38
An intriguing site and a real feel of the grand scale of this place giving an idea of the size of the structures. Lovely green open landscape but those amazing ancient stone-circles are so mysterious - why and how? We'll never know, I guess. The big clean blue perfectly complements the subject matter really well and no doubt that the light and details are superb in this. informative, supported by a wonderful capture. Well done, tfs
dekanski (1529) 2013-12-30 5:10
I admit that I have not heard of these stone circles. Image itself is not impressive, but fact that you put it on TE, with the note you wrote, was more than enough to praise it!
boa (5104) 2013-12-30 7:35
it is interesting to see other parts of Gambia than the coast. I have never heard about these stone circles before but they look interesting, religious symbols? A good contribution for TE, tfs!
Happy New Year!
ikeharel (46944) 2013-12-30 7:35
A strange compound, made by local's, and POV chosen in superbly show the round shape.
You are definitely right - not many photos from this area of our planet, your contribution is tremendous.
Bom fim de ano, feliz ano novo.
Angshu (53659) 2013-12-30 21:02
It is always a learning experience seeing your pictures...I almost always seem to learn something new. This 'stonehendge' of Gambia is quite extraorinary...any idea why they were built and when...fascinating indeed & thanks again for sharing!
Wishing you & all your loved ones a fine, prosperous & healthy 2014
mcmtanyel (7307) 2014-01-01 17:10
Thank you for such a competent document of these interesting structures. Do you know what their purpose was/is?
shevchenko (18989) 2014-01-09 23:56
Good pov and good frame to show the greenry environment and the unique architectures, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.