Photographer's Note

This is the grand mosque in the city of Mopti in central Mali. It is one of the most famous mosques in the country, built in the early decades of the last century. In 2009 it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List in the Cultural category.

It is a re-post of a photo I first uploaded here more than 12 years ago. I would have given it a more catchy title today, but when making a re-post the correct way the photo keeps the old title. On the old beta site there would have been a RP added to the title.

You can see the original version by clicking in the box to the right. I made a new scan from the Kodachrome slide because I disliked the original colours and the ugly pond of dirty, stagnant water in the foreground. I prefer these colours and the tighter crop, even though I lost some reflections.

Mopti was the first stop on my way from Bamako to northern Mali on my journey in February 1982. It is a relatively large and very lively city at the confluence of the Bani and Niger rivers, full of commercial activities. I would have liked to provide links to some of my several earlier photos from Mopti, but since it is no longer possible to make them clickable, it seems a waste of time.

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