A Grand Town

Yamoussokro  in  Ivory Coast  would be another low flying city were it not for the grand buildings that the former president Félix Houphouët-Boigny adorned his home town with.The grandest is the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace.  He wasted a reported 300 million dollars on a building inspired by St Peters Basilica in Rome. I missed going to the waste of money to  be part of the Salif Keita’s official entourage.  Still, here’s a picture of a beautiful mosque.

(lifted off the net)


About leratomogoatlhe

I fell in love with traveling Africa on a four day trip to Accra in 2006. I started my journeys around the continent in 2008, when I went to Senegal, and around West Africa to launch my dream of knowing Africa through all my senses. I have been to 24 countries (and counting) over five years of stopping everything in my life to focus on one phenomenal continent. #AfricaRocks.
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