Mombasa; old town, Mandhry Mosque

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Holiday Kenya and Tanzania 2011.

I hope you'll enjoy the pictures like we did the trip.

Oldest mosque in Mombasa

The old town of Mombasa where most of the heritage of this second largest city in Kenya is largely confined in, is an area of approximately 72 hactares, inhabitated by a richly diverse group of communities : locals, Arabs, Asians, Portuguese and the British which have co-existed for hundreds of years. The various social, political, religious and economic actvities of these groups have created a distinct character and culture which together has come to define this old town. The visible aspect of this unique character is a collection of historical buildings dating from the 18th century which combines, African, Arabic and European influences. Many of these buildings still exist, in beautifully carved doors as well as elegantly styled balconies attached to their turn of the century facades.

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  • Uploaded on April 5, 2012
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    by bdeh
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D80
    • Taken on 2011/10/11 10:41:42
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/2500)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash

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