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Old March 22nd, 2009, 04:32 PM   #21
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Nice pics. It strangely reminds me of Managua.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 07:58 PM   #22
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very interesting . have never seen pics of Bamako before .
it is much greener than I thought it would be .
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 08:50 PM   #23
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Thanks so much for posting these. I would love to see more scenes of urbanization and city life in Africa and in other emerging countries.
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 09:15 PM   #24
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Thank you for sharing.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 06:47 AM   #25
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Great pics, I had already seen photos of Bamako, and I can see that have improved the conditions.

Much remains to be done to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Mali, and much development ahead, but it seems that everything is on track.

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Nice pics. It strangely reminds me of Managua.
I see no similarity at all, except for the abundant vegetation that characterizes Managua, and the absence of +40 meters buildings.
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Old March 23rd, 2009, 07:06 AM   #26
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I can see the photos now.. and they're awesome! We really don't see enough of Africa on here IMO, so it's very nice to have such a thread.
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Old April 4th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #27
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More pics, starting with a Bamako traffic jam!

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And a couple of overviews. The sky was kind of dark the day I took these:

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and a few shots of downtown:

The Bamako Cathedral
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The Courthouse
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The Grand Mosque
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On the Niger River:
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The sights of Badalabougou:

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I love this one!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #28
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thanks for sharing pics of this place
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Old April 5th, 2009, 05:06 AM   #29
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Wow! A completely different world. Thanks for the photos and keep 'em coming!
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Old April 5th, 2009, 05:51 AM   #30
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Great shots! Keep posting please.
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 07:13 PM   #31
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In no particular order:

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Back to downtown:

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Old April 22nd, 2009, 08:37 PM   #32
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Lots of german cars on the streets! Thanks for the pictures
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Old May 2nd, 2009, 09:08 PM   #33
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When completed, these will be government ministry buildings.
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These pictures are from a new neighborhood called ACI 2000. The neighborhood is being build on what used to be an airport, so there are very wide and straight avenues with new buildings going up everywhere. But, the whole area has a bit of an artificial feel to it, and there is a lot of open space too. Should be interesting to see in 5-10 years.

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I have no idea what this building is, but it is in Daoudabougou, and I thought it was really cool.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 03:55 PM   #34
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Does anyone know why the second half of my pictures show up as red x's on each page? Is it just that my internet connection is too slow and everyone else can see them just fine?

I ask because I have a few more pics to post, but don't want to do it if there is some limit on the number of pics per page and I'm already past it.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 04:48 PM   #35
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Ok, more pics and I'll worry about the x's later...

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The next shots I took from the top of the "Hill of Knowledge," called that because it's where the university is located. It should not be confused with the "hill of power" where the presidency and several government ministries are located. The shots are mostly overlooking the neighborhoods of Faso Kanu, Badalabougou Est, Sogoniko, and Daoudabougou, all south of the Niger River.

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The island on the other side of this shot is the "Cite du Niger" which is a fancy neighborhood where a lot of rich people and diplomats live.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #36
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It could be a pleasant city if it wasn't so damn hot. At least they don't have the sweltering humidity of Abidjan or Lagos.

Since you live there, what's the average afternoon temperature in Bamako around New Year?
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Old June 20th, 2009, 06:15 PM   #37
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I'm not sure. January's not bad. I would guess a high of 30-32 C.

The hottest time of year is March and April, with highs of 40-42 C.
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Old June 20th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #38
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very interesting wiews!
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Old June 20th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #39
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Nice city!
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Old June 20th, 2009, 07:30 PM   #40
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I'm not sure. January's not bad. I would guess a high of 30-32 C.
30-32C is VERY hot for the coolest season of the year. In Dubai for example the temperature falls down to highs of 25C in the afternoon around New Year, which is pleasant.
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