Thursday, June 29, 2006
This is the typical layout of a village, but in smaller ones the plots are rounder. Note in the bottom left corner a building standing off-line with the rest. This is a mosque and of course they always face Mecca so they will usually be off-line. This specific village is near enough to El Fashier to almost be a suburb of the larger town.
One of the most amazing things about this country is the sudden change from flat terrain to mountains and spectacular hills. The previous photos show hills, yet a few kilometres further on one finds this flat terrain. The dark patch is a village, probably abandoned.