Bobo Dioulasso
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, woman in front of the main city mosque of sun baked clay

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, woman in front of the main city mosque of sun baked clay

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, woman in front of the main city mosque of sun baked clay a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Unlike the Christians, Moslems do not do anything special when they pass a church. Christians often cross themselves or think of their dead. Women also have less to do...
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, interior courtyard of main city mosque

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, interior courtyard of main city mosque

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, interior courtyard of main city mosque a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter A closer view of the interior court of the Mosque. Each Mosque has a courtyard where you leave your shoes before entering the religious area which is arranged geometrically as narrow spaces and hallways.
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, interior of the mud brick (adobe) mosque in the center of the city

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, interior of the mud brick (adobe) mosque in the center of the city

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, interior of the mud brick (adobe) mosque in the center of the city a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter The inside of this mosque also probably dates back to the 13th century but mud unbaked clay is constantly replenished and therefore only the wood can be dated....
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, children peaking inside the mosque through a hole in the wall

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, children peaking inside the mosque through a hole in the wall

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, children peaking inside the mosque through a hole in the wall a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Mosques are not really sacred or holy in any way. They are only spaces designated for worship. Here in the back of the mosque small children are peaking through a...
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, laundress doing business in the center of the city by the Mosque

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, laundress doing business in the center of the city by the Mosque

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, laundress doing business in the center of the city by the Mosque a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter A laundress is boiling clothes in a tin then hanging them out to dry in the center of the city right across the road from the mosque.
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso the main mosque of mud brick or adobe

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso the main mosque of mud brick or adobe

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso the main mosque of mud brick or adobe a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter On the roof there are holes covered with lids for air to come into the maze of hallways. It is a building with no rooms which reflects the way the Muslim religion is...
2009-1-19 Burkina Faso, Bobo Dioulasso is the old capital and in the center of town stands this mosque of unbaked clay or adobe

2009-1-19 Burkina Faso, Bobo Dioulasso is the old capital and in the center of town stands this mosque of unbaked clay or adobe

2009-1-19 Burkina Faso, Bobo Dioulasso is the old capital and in the center of town stands this mosque of unbaked clay or adobe a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Bobo Dioulasso is the old capital of the area and it is much livelier city than Ouagadougou. It is crowded and...
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, a one legged man saying prayers at the main mosque

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, a one legged man saying prayers at the main mosque

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, a one legged man saying prayers at the main mosque a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Outside on the Mosque base, a one legged man was saying his prayers on his rug.
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, street scene in the center of the city

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, street scene in the center of the city

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, street scene in the center of the city a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Everything is done in the street. Food is sold in small stalls, pottery is made, and things are bought and sold. Given a little more time, one would see patterns to this activity...
2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, possibly a Tuareg man outside the mosque worshipping

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, possibly a Tuareg man outside the mosque worshipping

2009-1-19 Bobo Dioulasso, possibly a Tuareg man outside the mosque worshipping a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. www.travelwitholga.com twitter Outside the Mosque on the street sat a Tuareg man, face covered as is their custom. He was not begging nor selling anything and his shoes were neatly set beside his mat. Our...