Ok, so if i've once said to visit the busy streets of Atar, I also invite you to discover the ones that have no movement and rushed people rying to make business. You'll walk in residential areas where you'll be able to see some kids playing after they come back from school.
I just love the way people put their things together in mud houses. They look so nice. Along with painted windows and doors, this is a very nice thing to notice and photograph of course if you pass in the region of Adrar.
As I'm always saying, goats are everywhere. I mean everywhere. They are free to live on the streets and eat everything they can find. They try to smell you to see if you have anything they can put their mounth on. I once saw this goat smelling a little boy which was eating bread. The goat was getting closer and closer to the kid until she can really steal that piece of bread from the kid. The funny part is that she actually was getting nervous with the kid, like "...dont mess with me kid!..."
Mosques here in Mauritania and actually all in West Africa are quite different from other Arab countries. They are strange in form. If you have you could go for a walk and try to find all the differetn mosques in Atar.
This place is located in the end of town heading direction of Choum. When you pass the police checkpoint and see a dirt road heading front, don't go, turn left and keep on going on the asfalt. after a few km you'll find this amazing place wiht lots of palm trees.
This type of markets are very popular in Atar. You can find many kinds of people here. From moors to black people from senegal which have lots of businesses here in Atar. Commerce is very imporatnt here and along with tourism, one of the only ways to survive since its very far away from everything.
On this markets you can get really nice fruit, bread and vegetables. You can also buy some handicraft which can get also cheap depending on how much time you're willing to spend arguing with the person tying to sell you a specific object.
Its very nice to notice how the tents are constructed, and how they do protect against the extreme heat and strong sun. This whole region of Adrar is a very dry and warm region.
This is a must in Atar. Due to its high commercial living, Atar tends to be very full of action. You'll be able to enjoy and notice how locals live, work, make business, talk, relate.