Dakar: A city full of color

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Here in Dakar, it seems that the entire urban landscape is full of color: The walls, the sidewalks, the transport, houses and buildings, as well as the bright clothes of urban dwellers themselves. For example, the bright contrast between the light brown sands of this Sahelian city and the azure sky. The walls dressed in its history of graffiti, murals and mosaics. Property owners of each house and building design the small sidewalk spaces in front of their buildings, assembling boldly colored tiles in reds, blues, yellows and oranges. The urban scene is a mix of colors:

Urban graffiti in Dakar, Senegal.
Urban graffiti in Dakar, Senegal.

Fruit vendors sell fruits from sidewalk stalls. Dakar, Senegal.
Fruit vendors sell fruits from sidewalk stalls. Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_YELLOW MOSQUE
A yellow mosque against a blue sky. Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_STREETSTYLE YOUTH
Street style in Dakar, Senegal: Urban youth.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_STREET STYLE IMAM IN BLUE
Street style in Dakar, Senegal. An imam in blue with reflective sunglasses.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_MOSIAC
Urban mosaic. Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_I SEE YOU SKY
I see you. Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_INSTITUT FRANCAIS HALLWAY
Institut Français in Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_INSTITUTFRANCAIS
Institut Français. Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_GRAFFITI SCENE
Urban mosaic and graffiti in Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_AT MECHANIC
Mechanic’s container shop in Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_ARCHITECTURE BLDG IN SUN
Don’t look into the sun…. urban architecture in Dakar, Senegal.
AFRICANURBANISM_OKOYE_DAKAR_ABABAKAR STALL
Mechanic’s container shop in blue. Dakar, Senegal.