This picture was taken in the morning sun in Djenné with the Djenné Mosque (World Heritage Site, the largest mud mud brick building the world) as the backdrop. This old man looked very tired and lonely, perhaps homeless... but he wasn't begging. Maybe he just fancied a little snooze, I never got to ask!
Extract from Wikipedia:
The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick or adobe building in the world and is considered by many architects to be the greatest achievement of the Sudano-Sahelian architectural style, albeit with definite Islamic influences. The mosque is located in the city of Djenné, Mali on the flood plain of the Bani River. The first mosque on the site was built around the 13th century, but the current structure dates from 1907. As well as being the centre of the community of Djenné, it is one of the most famous landmarks in Africa. Along with the "Old Towns of Djenné" it was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1988.
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- Copyright: Huque lberry (arifhuque) (491)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-18
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-26 5:42