A house in the Youboukaina district of Djenné showing signs of disrepair caused by rains and the harsh climate

The entrance to the mosque at Diabolo, a Bambara village near Djenné

The house of the chef du village of Djenné isone of the oldest buildings in town. The decorated wall is known as a 'façade maroccain', refering to the influence of Moroccan traders on Djenneian architecture from the fourteenth century onwards. Djenné was a bustling trading centre at the time

The beautiful mosque of Jerra