Sunday, January 20, 2008

Villages on the Hillside

While "Dogon Country" is a vast generalisation in this region [there are many subsets], the architecure of the Dogon villages is similar.

The square granaries with round thatch roofs (which you see being constructed here - they are always raised off the ground to help reduce vermin), single-hinge carved doors, remains of Tellem graves high up on the cliffs.

I could have dozens of images of these days of hiking posted...

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An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
Neil’s photography focuses on finding images of the worlds he visits that capture the essence of “place”. Whether photographing landscapes, archaeological sites or locals, the goal is to make a picture emotive of what brought one there.
Photography has been published in Camera Canada, Foto Flash, Minolta Mirror and travel publications, as well as displayed at gallery exhibits in Toronto.