Saint Louis is a nice colonial town. Lots of old French colonial buildings. Most of it is located on an island, the Île de N'Dar, and the Langue de Barbarie Peninsula, connected by bridges with the mainland.
Boats in the harbor in Saint Louis. (771k) Market in Saint Louis. (742k) Bridge to the Île de N'Dar, the island on which most of Saint Louis is located. (598k) Pedestrian walkway on the bridge to the Île de N'Dar. (638k) View of the Île de N'Dar. (572k) View of the Île de N'Dar from the Langue de Barbarie Peninsula. (636k) Road on the Langue de Barbarie Peninsula. (507k) Traffic on the Langue de Barbarie Peninsula. (650k) View of the bridge to the bÎle de N'Dar. (635k) Christian church in Saint Louis. (623k) Nice mosque on the Île de N'Dar. (709k) French colonial house on the Île de N'Dar. (751k) French colonial house on the Île de N'Dar. (747k) Prohibited to urinate on the wall, threatened by a fine of CFA 3000, about $6. This sign was behind the police station where we had to pay the traffic fine. (773k)
Dakar is similar to any city in Africa, lots of traffic, and lots of people trying to sell you something. It is located on a peninsula, with just one road in and out. The traffic on that road is horrendous. We were in one of the worst traffic jams that I had ever seen, almost as bad as the traffic jam that I experienced in Russia in Moscow.
Government building. (687k) Market in Dakar. (1121k) Chamber of Commerce. (778k) Place de l'Independence. (826k) Train station. (698k) Large mosque. It was donated by the king of Morocco. (570k) Minaret of the mosque. (616k) Entrance gate of the mosque. (750k) Inlays in the entrance gate. (850k) The Mosquée de la Divinité in Ouakam/Dakar. (711k) Small mosque and Koran school outside of Dakar. (648k) University. (623k) Statue near the university. (875k) Light house. (669k) Light house. (743k) Monument for African unity. (583k) On the Île de N'Gor. (816k) On the Île de N'Gor. (819k) View of Plage de N'Gor from Île de N'Gor. (607k) A huge Baobab tree in the middle of the road in Dakar. (1018k)
Mud bricks formed locally for local construction. Most buildings in smaller town and villages are made with mud bricks. They need to renewed annually after the rainy season. Every village has a big mud hole next to it from which the village was built. (835k) Local village. (708k) Local village with Baobab tree with fruits. Notice the scars on the bottom of the trunk. People remove the bark from Baobab trees in this pattern for making ropes. (878k) Typical local village. (754k) Typical local houses. (689k) Typical local house. (669k) Small town. Notice the garbage, especially plastic bags. It was pretty bad around every small town. (1013k) Shops in a small town in eastern Sénégal. (1022k) Street scene in a village on the Sénégal River, on the border to Mauritania. (1011k) A village on the Sénégal River, on the border to Mauritania. (724k) Mosque in a village on the Sénégal River, on the border to Mauritania. (833k) UN run refugee camp. I don't know where the refugees were from. (677k)