Thursday, 30 April 2009

Images brought with love from Northern Nigeria












































































Market Scene

















Street scene at sunset













Entrance gate to the Palace of the Emir of Kano












Entrance gate to the Palace of the Emir of Zaria











Reception room of Palace of the Emir of Kano

8 comments:

Tamaku said...

Beautiful pictures showing the wonderful heritage of Nigeria. I love the gate houses especially. Thanks.

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Tamaku, one of the things that fascinated me most about northern Nigeria was the traditional architecture. I've read somewhere that even the civilisation of the pharoahs of Egypt, borrowed some of their technology from sub Saharan Africa. The famous cities of Timbuktu and Jenne in particular, are a case in point. Traditional African architecture has often been neglected and not given its rightful place in our minds.

Anonymous said...

The multicoloured gate pic is that of the palace in Zaria, not Kano.

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Anonymous, yes youre correct. I did my research and found that this is in fact the gate to the Emir of Zaria's Palace. Thanks for the correction. :)

Anonymous said...

That's ok, and it is always Garba not Garuba in those parts. :)

Anengiyefa said...

Hi Anon, thanks again. Its nice to be corrected by someone whose knowledge is obviously superior to mine. May I just suggest that perhaps its Garuba for me because I'm from somewhere else? :)

Anonymous said...

;-)

Anengiyefa said...

I saw the response, thanks. :)Well, at least I was being honest when I asked and the request, (or should I say plea) still stands, so..