The Great Mosque of Djenné and Sankoré Mosque with its accompanying mosque buildings in Timbuktu are the most famous examples of the Sudano-Sahelian architecture style. The obvious difference between the two mosque is Grand Mosque Djenne consists of number of minarets but Sankore Mosque only have two minarets, one for Imam and another one for Mu’azzin.
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Building in or architecture in Timbuktu also have the influence from Moroccan architecture since Timbuktu was invaded by Moroccan in 1591. This Moroccan architecture is clearly reflected in the design of door, window and arches in the building.
I stayed at Hotel Bouctou during my visit to Timbuktu. Let we share of some my photographs of Hotel Bouctou and other buildings in Timbuktu.
Front and side views of Hotel Bouctou
Another side view and courtyard of Hotel Bouctou
Hotel Bouctou’s room and door key
Hotel Bouctou’s arches
Hotel Bouctou’ s plague commensurate of event
The door, window and arch of Songhai architecture at Hotel Bouctou
Panoramic view of Sahara Desert from Hotel Bouctou
New building in Timbuktu and view of floor slab and beams
Some house owner prefer the floor covered with concrete or tiled, but some house owner prefer the floor bare only with sand
Some old buildings in Timbuktu. Sign of deterioatation clearly visible on the walls due to weathering on clayey materials
Deteriorated wall and now lime stone used as material for the wall construction
Another photographs of buildings in Timbuktu
Building of ‘Regroupement de Eragagda Tikagoundou’