The architecture here in Antananarivo, capital to this red island of Madagascar, is wonderfully eclectic. Many of the buildings have a typically Malagasy feel, while some clearly date back to French colonial times. Some even seem quite stark and communist-like. Many of the buildings also look as if they are being held together by duct tape and plenty of prayers.
Here, a handful of buildings shot over the last two days as I scooted or walked about downtown.
The “Ecole de Médecine de Befelatanana” which was established in 1897.
The back of the Andafiavaratra Palace (the residence of Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony, who governed the island in the late 19th century.)
Just a doorway, on my way down from the Queen’s Palace
Typical window, and muddy wall
Church on a hill (so many churches within spitting distance of each other.)
The side facade of the decommissioned Soarano train station.
I don’t have a caption for this – just something I shot while walking about.
Houses on the hillside in downtown Antananarivo.
Place Ambiky downtown.