Photographer's Note

I don't know who this man was, or why he was dressed this way. I find him a bit mysterious, and with the wall of the famous mosque in Djenn as a backdrop I decided to use this as today's main photo.

Today I bring you three more photos taken an early morning in 1982 in Djenn, a town in central Mali classified as a World Heritage by the UNESCO.

Djenn is generally praised for its uniquely uniform architecture buildings of mud and straw. The single building rising high above the rest, physically and culturally, is the Grand mosque.

Many years ago I posted this wider view of the mosque, built in 1906 on the same location where there had been mosques since the 13th century:

https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Mali/South/Mopti//photo829919.htm

A slightly closer look at the mosque was offered by this photo:

https://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Mali/South/Mopti//photo831840.htm

Today's main photo brings you even closer. The WS photos show you the main sanctuary of Djenn from other angles and distances. I hesitated a lot before deciding which one to use as the main upload. Probably some of you will prefer one of the others, so please have a look at them too. Like this one they were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

My next post will show some of the civilian architecture of Djenn.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12407 W: 572 N: 23825] (101946)
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