SENOSSA is a small town not far from D'jenne.
In fact close enough that Sophie's other horse, Max, can pull us in a wagon to it in a hour or so. Djoro, local guide, and T'guju, the driver, picked me up after early AM shooting of the Grand Mosque.
Wearing a mask to filter the road dust, T'guju urges Max along a D'jenne street...
...and on to the town of plastered adobe block buildings.
We went to this house to see the making of small leather-bound amlets worn with leather strings around the neck for protection.
Adobe needs a lintel over openings, such as this window. With hot, blinding sun the norm, windows are ofter rather small.
When the word spread through the compound behind, that a "touba" was taking a photo, more and more adults and children came in to be in it.
We wandered about, in search of interesting buildings, such as this granary, with its "hat" to protect it from sun and rain.
It was in a back street where we ran into a man and his daughter....
...and two girls passing by. Not only does carrying items on the head save arms from fatigue, they often provide shade as well.
Many of the town's residents belong to the Fulani, who dress brightly and wear their savings on their ears.
So a young lady of the family is easily persuaded to don fine clothing and wear her large gold earings and pose for the photographer.
And of course the town has a mosque....
Prayer time, but I was limited to photographing the sandals by the gate.
On return, Djoro was playing music on his cell phone which the driver liked, so he emailed a file to the driver's phone so he would have it too.
And I took photos of passing motorcyclists..."Dragon"? one can assume that it is a Chinese brand.