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Tombouctou (Timbuktu)

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Bienvenue à Tombouctou La Mysteriuse, together with the Sister Cities, Tempe AZ, Chemnitz, Marrakech and Saintes
Bienvenue à Tombouctou La Mysteriuse, together with the Sister Cities, Tempe AZ, Chemnitz, Marrakech and Saintes
Ministry of Culture map of tourist sites in Timbuktu
Ministry of Culture map of tourist sites in Timbuktu
Timbuktu (French: Tombouctou) sits a short distance north of the Niger River on the edge of the Sahara
Timbuktu (French: Tombouctou) sits a short distance north of the Niger River on the edge of the Sahara
Nomad tents sent up on the edge of Timbuktu (Tombouctou)
Nomad tents sent up on the edge of Timbuktu (Tombouctou)
Woman in a colorful dress against the desert
Woman in a colorful dress against the desert
Woman heading for one of the nomad tents
Woman heading for one of the nomad tents
The Sahara comes right up to the edge of Timbuktu
The Sahara comes right up to the edge of Timbuktu
With all the Non-Governmental-Organizations in Timbuktu, there are plenty of modern villas
With all the Non-Governmental-Organizations in Timbuktu, there are plenty of modern villas
But most of the buildings are more like this, Timbuktu
But most of the buildings are more like this, Timbuktu
Libya has a large presence in Mali
Libya has a large presence in Mali
Qadafi sees himself as a patriarch for all Africa
Qadafi sees himself as a patriarch for all Africa
VSF-CICDA Agronomes & Vétérinaires sans frontières, Route de Korioumé, Tombouctou
VSF-CICDA Agronomes & Vétérinaires sans frontières, Route de Korioumé, Tombouctou
Along Route de Korioumé, Timbuktu, Mali
Along Route de Korioumé, Timbuktu, Mali
Appui au Développement des Régions du Nord Mali, Tombouctou
Appui au Développement des Régions du Nord Mali, Tombouctou
Timbuktu branch of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Abba Cisse private school, Route de Korioumé
Timbuktu branch of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Abba Cisse private school, Route de Korioumé
As soon as they spot you taking a photo, they want money
As soon as they spot you taking a photo, they want money
ikatel: Bienvenue sur le Reseau - Tombouctou
ikatel: Bienvenue sur le Reseau - Tombouctou
Diverse Malian people in an uprising against the Sun Devil? Native language AIDS campaign
Diverse Malian people in an uprising against the Sun Devil? Native language AIDS campaign
ONG = Organisation Non Gouvermental - Non-Governmental Organization. The Route de Karioumé is lined with them
ONG = Organisation Non Gouvermental - Non-Governmental Organization. The Route de Karioumé is lined with them
ONG Chariot - the white Toyoto Land Cruiser, Mali
ONG Chariot - the white Toyoto Land Cruiser, Mali
Bibliotheque Mamma Haidara de Manuscrits, Rue de Chemnitz
Bibliotheque Mamma Haidara de Manuscrits, Rue de Chemnitz
Centre de Rechereches Historiques Ahmed Baba
Centre de Rechereches Historiques Ahmed Baba
Arabic Calligraphy in the form of a kneeling man
Arabic Calligraphy in the form of a kneeling man
Manuscript library of the Ahmed Baba Historic Research Center
Manuscript library of the Ahmed Baba Historic Research Center
Possibly an old Quran, tough to tell
Possibly an old Quran, tough to tell
Tarikh el Fetash by Mohammed ben al-Mutawakil, died 1593
Tarikh el Fetash by Mohammed ben al-Mutawakil, died 1593
Arabic text
Arabic text
Typical Timbuktu, Mali
Typical Timbuktu, Mali
People going about their business, Timbuktu
People going about their business, Timbuktu
Parti Siege - Progressiste Soudanais  - Mali - Union Travail Justice
Parti Siege - Progressiste Soudanais - Mali - Union Travail Justice
PSP - La verité finit toujours par triompher
PSP - La verité finit toujours par triompher
Tombouctou brand mineral water
Tombouctou brand mineral water
Tuareg man, Timbuktu
Tuareg man, Timbuktu
Most of the young Tuareg men that approach you in Timbuktu will have portable shops
Most of the young Tuareg men that approach you in Timbuktu will have portable shops
Tuareg man with neck purse
Tuareg man with neck purse
Office National des Postes, Tombouctou, Mali (Timbuktu)
Office National des Postes, Tombouctou, Mali (Timbuktu)
Rotary International polio vaccination campaigne, Mali
Rotary International polio vaccination campaigne, Mali
Place de l'Indépendance, Tombouctou, Mali
Place de l'Indépendance, Tombouctou, Mali
Independence Square, Timbuktu
Independence Square, Timbuktu
Welcome to Timbuktu - City of 333 Saints
Welcome to Timbuktu - City of 333 Saints
Timbuktu's Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Timbuktu's Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Timbuktu's Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Timbuktu's Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Dyingerey Ber Mosque, Timbuktu
Dyingerey Ber Mosque, Timbuktu
Dyingerey Ber Mosque, Timbuktu, 14th Century
Dyingerey Ber Mosque, Timbuktu, 14th Century
Tuaregs with the Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Tuaregs with the Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Tuareg with the Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Tuareg with the Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Tuareg blue
Tuareg blue
Back side of Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Back side of Dyingerey Ber Mosque
Mudbricks from which Timbuktu is built
Mudbricks from which Timbuktu is built
Bibliotheque Al Imam Essayouti, Tombouctou, Mali
Bibliotheque Al Imam Essayouti, Tombouctou, Mali
Ornate doorway, Al Imam Essayouti Library, Timbuktu
Ornate doorway, Al Imam Essayouti Library, Timbuktu
Open door, Timbuktu
Open door, Timbuktu
Window in a similar style, Timbuktu
Window in a similar style, Timbuktu
Well kept houses, Old Town, Timbuktu
Well kept houses, Old Town, Timbuktu
Ecole pour les Talibes (Ecole Koranique) Tombouctou
Ecole pour les Talibes (Ecole Koranique) Tombouctou
Ecole pour Talibes, Koranic school (Madrasa) Timbuktu
Ecole pour Talibes, Koranic school (Madrasa) Timbuktu
The pupils study Koranic verses written on wooden tablets
The pupils study Koranic verses written on wooden tablets
Dusty boys at Koranic school, Timbuktu
Dusty boys at Koranic school, Timbuktu
Koran school outside today
Koran school outside today
Teacher at Timbuktu's Koranic school
Teacher at Timbuktu's Koranic school
Teacher at Timbuktu's Koranic school
Teacher at Timbuktu's Koranic school
ONG_aedt@yahoo.fr
ONG_aedt@yahoo.fr
Hut set up in a ruin, Timbuktu
Hut set up in a ruin, Timbuktu
Alexander Gordon Laing House, Timbuktu
Alexander Gordon Laing House, Timbuktu
Tuareg with the Gordon Laing House
Tuareg with the Gordon Laing House
In contrast to the rest of the Islamic world, Tuareg men are the ones who wear veils
In contrast to the rest of the Islamic world, Tuareg men are the ones who wear veils
Djingarei-Ber district, Timbuktu
Djingarei-Ber district, Timbuktu
René Caillié house, where a French explorer stayed, arriving in 1828, becoming the first European to make it here and back
René Caillié house, where a French explorer stayed, arriving in 1828, becoming the first European to make it here and back
Maison de René Caillié, Tombouctou
Maison de René Caillié, Tombouctou
René Caillié, undergoing restoration by the Ministry of Culture
René Caillié, undergoing restoration by the Ministry of Culture
House of René Caillié, Tombouctou
House of René Caillié, Tombouctou
Now he's got a street, Rue Réné Caille, Tombouctou
Now he's got a street, Rue Réné Caille, Tombouctou
Window, Maison de René Caillié
Window, Maison de René Caillié
Detail of the door to the René Caillié House
Detail of the door to the René Caillié House
Maison de René Caillié, Tombouctou
Maison de René Caillié, Tombouctou
Timbuktu street
Timbuktu street
Madrasah Sidi Yahiya, the school of the nearby Sidi Yahiya Mosque, Timbuktu
Madrasah Sidi Yahiya, the school of the nearby Sidi Yahiya Mosque, Timbuktu
Decorated door, Madrasah Sidi Yahiya, Timbuktu
Decorated door, Madrasah Sidi Yahiya, Timbuktu
Ornate door at the Medersa Sidi Yahiya, Timbuktu
Ornate door at the Medersa Sidi Yahiya, Timbuktu
Hardware store Sidi Yehia, Timbuktu
Hardware store Sidi Yehia, Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Timbuktu street life, Mali
Timbuktu street life, Mali
Young man in Timbuktu
Young man in Timbuktu
Ethnological Museum, Timbuktu - not terribly impressive
Ethnological Museum, Timbuktu - not terribly impressive
The gift shop at the Ethnological Museum, Timbuktu
The gift shop at the Ethnological Museum, Timbuktu
Heavy anklets worn by slaves of the Tuareg - slavery may still exist in Mali and Niger
Heavy anklets worn by slaves of the Tuareg - slavery may still exist in Mali and Niger
Ethnological Museum shop Timbuktu
Ethnological Museum shop Timbuktu
Interior of the nomad hut on display at the Ethnological Museum, Timbuktu
Interior of the nomad hut on display at the Ethnological Museum, Timbuktu
American entry into the Timbuktu explorer's club - D.W. Berky head the American Trans-Saharan Expedition from Biskra, 1912-1913
American entry into the Timbuktu explorer's club - D.W. Berky head the American Trans-Saharan Expedition from Biskra, 1912-1913
D.W. Berky House, Timbuktu
D.W. Berky House, Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Tuareg with the door to Heinrich Barth's house, Timbuktu
Tuareg with the door to Heinrich Barth's house, Timbuktu
Door detail - Heinrich Barth Haus, Timbuktu
Door detail - Heinrich Barth Haus, Timbuktu
1853 German explorer Heinrich Barth House
1853 German explorer Heinrich Barth House
Heinrich Barth Haus, Timbuktu, Mali
Heinrich Barth Haus, Timbuktu, Mali
Musée de Heinrich Barth, Tombouctou
Musée de Heinrich Barth, Tombouctou
Plaque on the Heinrich Barth House
Plaque on the Heinrich Barth House
Map of the 5 year Trans-Saharan journey of German explorer Heinrich Barth
Map of the 5 year Trans-Saharan journey of German explorer Heinrich Barth
Writings of Heinrich Barth
Writings of Heinrich Barth
Muamar Qadafi poster, Timbuktu
Muamar Qadafi poster, Timbuktu
Painting of the Sankoré Mosque, Heinrich Barth Museum, Timbuktu
Painting of the Sankoré Mosque, Heinrich Barth Museum, Timbuktu
View from the roof of the Heinrich Barth Haus, Timbuktu
View from the roof of the Heinrich Barth Haus, Timbuktu
They're persistent...waiting outside...
They're persistent...waiting outside...
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Outdoor oven, Timbuktu
Outdoor oven, Timbuktu
About a half dozen Tuareg stuck with us for the entire walk through the old town
About a half dozen Tuareg stuck with us for the entire walk through the old town
Mud minaret of the Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Mud minaret of the Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Mosquée Sankoré, Tombouctou
Mosquée Sankoré, Tombouctou
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Minaret of the Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Minaret of the Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosquée, Tombouctou
Sankoré Mosquée, Tombouctou
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Sankoré Mosque, Timbuktu
Regroupement de Eragagda Takaboundou, Tombouctou
Regroupement de Eragagda Takaboundou, Tombouctou
Construction company sign with the outline of Mali
Construction company sign with the outline of Mali
Grand Marché, Tombouctou
Grand Marché, Tombouctou
Grand Marché, Tombouctou
Grand Marché, Tombouctou
Salon de Coiffure Katus Beauté
Salon de Coiffure Katus Beauté
Street market outside the Grand Marché
Street market outside the Grand Marché
Tuareg on a tiny donkey, Timbuku
Tuareg on a tiny donkey, Timbuku
Grands Moulins du Mali
Grands Moulins du Mali
Maison des Artisans, Tombouctou
Maison des Artisans, Tombouctou
Artisans center, Timbuktu
Artisans center, Timbuktu
Dubai Boutique, Timbuktu, Mali
Dubai Boutique, Timbuktu, Mali
The commercial street heading towards NW Timbuktu
The commercial street heading towards NW Timbuktu
Rue des Nations Unies, Timbuktu
Rue des Nations Unies, Timbuktu
Rue des Nations Unies, Tombouctou, Mali
Rue des Nations Unies, Tombouctou, Mali
Young boy, Timbuktu
Young boy, Timbuktu
Persistance pays off...
Persistance pays off...
That Tuareg wallet is now on my wall
That Tuareg wallet is now on my wall
Mud bricks drying in the sun, Timbuktu
Mud bricks drying in the sun, Timbuktu
Quartier Abaradjou, Tombouctou, Mali
Quartier Abaradjou, Tombouctou, Mali
In the northwest corner of Timbuktu, on the edge of the desert, a monument to the end of the Tuareg Rebellion
In the northwest corner of Timbuktu, on the edge of the desert, a monument to the end of the Tuareg Rebellion
Flamme de la Paix
Flamme de la Paix
Bar-Restaurant Amanar, Timbuktu (recommended)
Bar-Restaurant Amanar, Timbuktu (recommended)
Bar-Restaurant Amanar, Timbuktu
Bar-Restaurant Amanar, Timbuktu
Mohamed Agousmane enjoying a Coke at Amanar
Mohamed Agousmane enjoying a Coke at Amanar
Bar-Restaurant Amanar, Timbuktu
Bar-Restaurant Amanar, Timbuktu
Flamme de la Paix, Tombouctou - site where Tuareg rebels burned 3000 weapons ending the Tuareg Uprising 27 March 1996
Flamme de la Paix, Tombouctou - site where Tuareg rebels burned 3000 weapons ending the Tuareg Uprising 27 March 1996
The Flame of Peace, Timbuktu
The Flame of Peace, Timbuktu
Camels resting on the edge of the Sahara, Timbuktu
Camels resting on the edge of the Sahara, Timbuktu
Saharan sands rise beyond Timbuktu
Saharan sands rise beyond Timbuktu
Camels, Tombouctou, Mali
Camels, Tombouctou, Mali
Camel portrait, Timbuktu
Camel portrait, Timbuktu
Doesn't he look like he's smiling
Doesn't he look like he's smiling
Camel resting, Timbuktu
Camel resting, Timbuktu
Camels parked near the Flamme de la Paix, Tombouctou
Camels parked near the Flamme de la Paix, Tombouctou
Tuareg walks among the camels
Tuareg walks among the camels
Nomad huts in the Sahara on the edge of Timbuktu
Nomad huts in the Sahara on the edge of Timbuktu
The road leading out of Timbuktu - Taoudenni, in the far north of Mali - 740km
The "road" leading out of Timbuktu - Taoudenni, in the far north of Mali - 740km
Tombouctou - Essakane - 70 km
Tombouctou - Essakane - 70 km
Invitation to visit the Tuareg for tea
Invitation to visit the Tuareg for tea
Mohamed's house
Mohamed's house
In the tent for tea with Mohamed Agousmane and his family
In the tent for tea with Mohamed Agousmane and his family
Sabine and Brigitta joined me for the afternoon
Sabine and Brigitta joined me for the afternoon
Tuareg using a bellows to heat the coals
Tuareg using a bellows to heat the coals
The Tea Maker
The Tea Maker
Tuareg pouring tea for us
Tuareg pouring tea for us
But of course, there are things for sale
But of course, there are things for sale
The Pushy One
The Pushy One
My Tuareg Sword from Timbuktu
My Tuareg Sword from Timbuktu
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