This is BMD street and there is tarmac in the middle but no paved streets, they're extremely rare in Nouakchott , so is tarmac but the new president that took the power by force in the summer has promised 400km of tarmac to be done in NKC and the works have started. You can see the minarets from the Saudian Mosque in the background.
Went for lunch in Auberge Sahara where hermann works its a sort of camping/bread and breakfast used by travellers on their way to Senegal and Mali, another quick sketch and of to meet other crawlers.
There were four of them Bechir and Sidi Yahya, both painters. Mouna a student from Sidi Yahya and little Mehdi the son of a friend of mine.
Its the first time they go out to draw and they don't draw from observation often or at all, so they felt shy and we didn't go to far taking with us the small stools from Sidi's school. In this sketch you can see Mehdi sitting close to a pile of rubble where small goats are playing.
and Mehdi, 11years old.