Senegal IV - Balconies of Saint-Louis


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January 7th 2018
Published: April 1st 2018
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A balcony can be in prime condition when the rest of the house is not

Balconies en masse





We might as well beging by admitting that we cheat a little bit this time. Some of the text, which isn't much in the first place, we have simply copied from a couple of blogs we wrote a few years ago. But we spend so much time writing all the other blog entries that we think that once in a while we can allow ourselves to put together one entry where we don't have to write quite as much as we normally do.



Also, when we started this blog in 2006 the main purpose was to make it possible for us to upload photos and make them available to our friends and relatives. It was publishing the photos that was the main purpose, not actually writing the text which accompanies the pictures. We find the collection of photos of the many balconies in Saint-Louis to be interesting enough to warrant a blog entry of their own. So now, staying true to the original purpose of this blog, we have published photos and made them available to you.



When we were in Saint-Louis we walked through the streets of the
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old town and we were surprised over how many different styles of balconies they had there. We felt that the balconies was what defined Saint-Louis old town. So these photos is also our way of telling you what we saw when we walked around in town. Because what we saw was buildings and their balconies. When we started taking photos of the balconies we for natural reasons started to look more closely at them. It turned out that the more we looked the more interesting they became. After a few hours we had quite a collection of photos. We have picked out the 26 best ones and we hope you also find them interesting.



As we indicated above this is not the first time we write a blog entry with balconies. Some years ago we published one blog entry with photos of balconies in Kotor in Montenegro and a year later we published another blog entry with photos of balconies in Tbilisi in Georgia. A piece of advice, if you found this blog entry boring don't click on the links in the previous sentence. There is nothing other than more photos of balconies to be found there.



It
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is not only balconies that we can find fascinating. A year before the Kotor blog entry was published Ake visited Oman. He then spent an hour or so taking photos of the doors in Sur in Oman and he also wrote a blog entry about them. One day in the future we will probably write a blog entry about the doors in Stockholm because there are many interesting doors in our hometown. It is funny that we didn't notice that ourselves. It was an American friend who visited us who pointed out that there are many nice looking doors here. However, we don't think we will ever publish any photo of our own door because it is boring as hell...


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A balcony can have a touch of art deco
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A balcony can have several big flowers on it
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A balcony can have a very robust roof covering it
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A balcony can go around corners
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A balcony can have another balcony next to it
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Balconies can be three on top of each other
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A balcony can be narrow
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A balcony can have wooden door leading to it and have a light
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A balcony can be stylish
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A balcony can look a tiny bit unstable
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A balcony can be green on a red house
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A balcony can look like it is having a bad case of measles while sitting on a house suffering the same illness
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A balcony can be totally unsafe
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A balcony does not necessarily have to be attached to a house
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A balcony can have four open doors leading to it
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A balcony can be white on an orange house
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A balcony can be blue and be attached to a house which is in deperate need of a paint job
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A balcony can look like a strong structure when the house it is attached to looks less strong
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A balcony can be used to dry your laundry on
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A balcony can have two very blue doors leading to it
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A balcony can have a balustrade
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A balcony can have a national flag over it
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If what look like a balcony is attached to a minaret, is it then a balcony?


1st April 2018

Clever
Showing (and titling) the balconies of St. Louis, Senegal. Delightful. What a clever idea!!!
2nd April 2018

Thanks
Thanks Harvey. /Ake
1st April 2018
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OMG!!
1st April 2018

Interesting!
2nd April 2018

Thanks
We are glad you liked it. /Ake
1st April 2018

Themes
I love the idea of a theme of balconies .... good fun . And maybe I will beat you to it and do one on doors as it seems I am drawn to taking photos of doors too.
2nd April 2018

Thanks
Maybe we can make one theme blog each wth doors. It's not like it would be copyright infringement or anything/Ake

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