The old mosque
Another view of the old mosque. When i passed here it was time of the prayer before the sun set. So passing here listening to the call of Allah was something really special to me. Very pure and magical:
Ashahadu Anla Ila Ilallah
wa ashahadu mohamadan rassul allah
a must to listen to this in Chinguetti. Go close to the mosque and wait until you ear the call. you have prayers 5 times a day.
The old mosque
This is one of the most beautiful places in town. The old mosque was constructed 700 years ago and is the main mosuqe of the town considered to be number 7 most sacred town of islam in the whole world.
This town is considered World Heritage for its importance because of this building, the whole area of the old town town and also because of its ancient libraries.
Inside old town
this is a street view of the od town, 700 years old town. If you go front and then turn left you'll go to the town library where you'll find very important books with middle age astronomical studies and all.
The old town
This is how the old town of Chinguetti looks like from far or from the new part of town. This look so magical. Before i got inside the old town i was feeling really special of visiting such a place. Chinguetti is a special place and does feel like a special place.
Children in town are very nice and polite. I arrived to Chinguetti after i came from Terjit where children were very violent to me. Here in Chinguetti people seem to be very used to tourists and like to talk to them. They love to be photographed, some girls near the old mosque will ask you to buy their necklaces in change of a photo of course.
The old town of Chinguetti
This is how some of the doors look like inside the old town of Chinguetti.
Part of the old town is a bit destroyed but fairly, most part os well taken care i think.
View of the old town
this is the part of Chiinguetti, the old one, that belongs to UNESCO world heritage. Is very magical and has a special energy floating around.
On the picture is me and Nana
Old houses like this one are maybe hundreds of years old already and pass generation to generation. The wooden doors are amaing and many have an excelent hand work carved on them.