Monday, April 19, 2010

The Great Mosque of Djenné

The largest adobe building in the world. When I think of buildings built using mud, I think squat, even squalid, this Mosque in Mali is the opposite.

This post on Neatorama has a tourist's video that gives you a nice sense of the building as a place in a living community.


  1. Very cool. I had no idea that adobe could be used to build something that large, and it looks incredible.

  2. The Grand Mosque of Djenne is the largest mud-brick building in the world. Although the elegant structure which stands there today is not the original mosque which stood on the site, it has become a vivid symbol of the town and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    Mosque of djenne