Friday, June 9, 2017

BURKINA FASO ~ Old Mosque - Bobo-Dioulasso ~

... Second fantastic new African beauty within a week♥... how lucky can you be... slowly but steady my list of missing African countries is getting shorter ʘ͜͡ʘ... view of one of the most impressive and oldest mud-brick buildings in the world... beautiful architecture, with conical towers and wooden struts... an iconic landmark and monument in Bobo-Dioulasso the cultural capital of the country... with really nice stamps too... Big Thanks to Maick (I thinkツ there was no name on it) (✿ ♥‿♥) ➡A Journey of Postcards

Burkina Faso is a landlocked nation in West Africa. It is surrounded by six countries: Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. Formerly known as the Upper Volta, is one of the most ethnically diverse countries on Earth. 69 languages are spoken here and there is no ethnic group that holds an absolute majority.

Bobo-Dioulasso is  the second largest city in the country, after Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso's capital. The city as well as the mosque has two names that come from the two ethnic groups, Bobo and Dioula.

The mosque was built in the late 19th century in typical Sudano -Sahelian style architecture. The legend says that it was built as a result of a political deal between a local king and Islamic religious leader. Materials used for building are solely natural: mud and wood. Plenty of horizontal sticks projecting from the building have two roles: they support the structure and are used as scaffold during the renovation, which is supposed to happen every year.

Stamps:

Tourism
(Issued 17-12-2016)

Traditional Dances
(Issued 01-07-2008)

2X Hunting Resorts
(Issued 06-06-2008)

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