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Old March 21st, 2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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BAMAKO, MALI - this time with pictures that work!

Sorry, technical problems the first time around... didn't know how to find the proper URL for the photos

Bamako is the capital of Mali, a landlocked country in West Africa east of Mauritania, north of Ivory Coast, and south of Algeria. Population of Bamako is roughly 1.5 million, but growing quickly.

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view of BCEAO building and a hotel across from Old Bridge across Niger River

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downtown near the markets

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L'Artinasat - the arts and crafts market

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Supposedly, Mali means "hippo" in Bambara

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Nice homes in Faso Kanu

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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:19 AM   #2
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No image/s, nicholbam.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 12:52 PM   #3
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I cannot see them too

@nicholbam try to copy/paste the link for the photo; examble:
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3353571903/
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Old March 21st, 2009, 02:36 PM   #4
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Interesting photos thanks for sharing them
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Old March 21st, 2009, 02:45 PM   #5
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Nice! A city seldom seen.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 02:52 PM   #6
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More pics of Mali please!!! I hope to visit this country one day--- esp. to see Timbuktu and Djenne.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 02:59 PM   #7
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Very interesting indeed. Thank you!

I'd love to see some more.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:15 PM   #8
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Really great pics indeed; Bamako looks great city
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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:23 PM   #9
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Excellent Nicholbam !
Many thanks for these shots, hope to see more

BCEAO building is one of my favourite building from all over the world, design inspired by the Sahelian traditionnal architecure, a jewel !
Is there some other exemples of this contemporary architecture in Bamako or in Mali in general ?
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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:53 PM   #10
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Nice pictures
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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:07 PM   #11
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More pics from Bamako - these come primarily from the neighborhoods of Badalabougou, Kano Fasu, and Sogoniko, all on the south side of the Niger River opposite of downtown Bamako.

Note that Bamako gets very dusty, so sometimes the sky is rather dark.

A view of the Niger River
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Badalabougou has a number of beautiful mosques
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A not uncommon scene
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Don't know what this is going to be, but there are a lot of unfinished buildings here
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The next few are from Badalabougou Est
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These homes are in Faso Kanu
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Old March 21st, 2009, 06:35 PM   #12
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nice pics but the heart of West africa, as you say?

just give me a minute until I pick myself up off the floors.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 07:41 PM   #13
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Quote:
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nice pics but the heart of West africa, as you say?

just give me a minute until I pick myself up off the floors.
You can get yourself off the floor, Matthias - all I meant was that it was geographically in the middle.

But thanks nonetheless for the comment - it got my thread back at the top of the page.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 08:07 PM   #14
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the you should have stated ..otherwise it is misleading!

Keep the pics coming!
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Old March 21st, 2009, 09:11 PM   #15
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Great photos! Thanks for posting them.
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Old March 21st, 2009, 10:53 PM   #16
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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:17 PM   #17
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This is my favorite thread that anyone has started in a long time. I love the fact that you showed such an exotic, foreign city that most will dream of but never actually travel to. I love everything about Mali, the history, the clothing, the desert, the fact that it is a crossroads of 2 major african cultures, the music... Bamako just seems like such an intriguing place and I love that you captured it in such beautiful, colorful pictures.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 12:58 PM   #18
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Thanks for those updated shots @nicholbam
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 04:03 PM   #19
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More photos from Bamako - the first batch is just west of downtown, followed by more photos from residential neighborhoods south of the river.

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This is a park that runs along the Niger River
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The old bridge
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Along the Niger River
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2 more of BCEAO
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Some views of the river from the south side
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In the neighborhood of Sogoninko
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Back to Badalabougou
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Thanks for the comments everyone. I'll post more photos from downtown tomorrow!

To Steph35: I don't know if there are other buildings based on the same idea as the BCEAO building - I haven't really been looking for it, though, because you're the first to point out that it was designed to look like a jewel. I'll keep my eyes open!
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 04:15 PM   #20
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By the way, I want to say one thing: I am taking and posting a lot of photos of nice houses, but I don't want to give an exaggerated impression of the wealth of this place. Mali is a developing country, and there is poverty everywhere. I haven't posted many photos showing this, because I don't feel comfortable taking pictures of dwellings when the occupants are present, particularly when they are living in abysmal conditions, and the clumpings of lower-class dwellings almost always have large numbers of people in the area.

Hopefully, by the time I'm done adding pics to this thread, it will show a balanced view of life here. In the meantime, just keep in mind that I've been walking through some of the nicer neighborhoods in town, and most of the nice homes that I've posted are occupied by foreigners and/or the elite.
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