Photographer's Note

The great mosque at Djenné is immense and splendid and gives tone to the city. Its entrance is prohibited to not muslim. It's a magnificent example of Sudanese architecture, but it's only a copy, reconstructed in 1907. In fact, Cheikou Hamadou made it demolish, finding it not enough austere for islamism. Because of the rains, it is restored every year. Like in the other Sudanese-type mosques, the wooden framework confers a characteristic aspect.
If you plan a visit to Djenné the best will be on Mondays, the busy not-to-be-missed market day!

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