My Visit To The Ancient Mapo Hall

Today’s blog post would be highlighting my recent visit to the Ancient Mapo Hall, Ibadan.

My friend (who is also a photographer), asked that we paid a visit to the ancient Mapo Hall in the city of Ibadan.

The hall was commissioned by Captain Ross in 1929.

Visit to ancient Mapo Hall
Mapo Hall

Welcome back to my cute and safest space on the internet. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you would know that I have been making a conscious effort to explore and discover the city where I live in, one location at a time. And this movement was inspired by my girl thetosintoge

Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Blogger Babes😍

It would interest you to know that I have lived in Ibadan all my life. But there are a few places I have never been to. And it can be embarrassing not to know some places in your local city.

So when Tosin came up with the idea, I jumped on it quickly and I must confess this has been the best decision I have ever made (literally😋).

Things To Know About Mapo Hall

Brief History

Mapo Hall was designed and constructed by Engineer Robert Jones and it cost £24000. Also, the construction took four years between 1925 and 1929.

Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Gigantic pillars

Architectural Design

Renowned for its seven columns, which probably depicts the seven hills upon which the ancient city of Ibadan was built, the architecture of the hall, is modelled after Saint George’s Hall Liverpool. And this is a constant reminder of early British influence in the administration of Ibadan as part of the Oyo province.

Mapo hall serves as an important landmark that could be seen from most parts of the city, most especially from the other six hills between which the city spreads out.

Location

Mapo Hall is the colonial style Ibadan city hall, perched on top of Mapo hill, in ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria.

Mapo hill, the site of the hall, is the oldest part of Ibadan city and is a high-density area occupied mainly by the indigenes of the town.

WHAT I’M WEARING

So for my visit to the Mapo Hall, I opted for a monochrome look (very versatile, if you agree with me)

Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Monochromatic outfit
Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Outfit details
Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Shoes


Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Tourist in my city

Dress: gifted by @chitothelagoshustler

Shoes: IG @kahdsoledesigns

Bag: market find

Rose: Valentine’s gift from Mr B💜

Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Rose flower girl
Visit to ancient Mapo hall
Cover Girl

Thank you so much for reading this post. I sincerely hope it was worth your time.

Also, I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed sharing my visit to the ancient Mapo Hall with you guys!

Do not hesitate to catch up on previous posts here

Till next time,

Stay Winning!

XOXO: Blairsyn (Your favourite Lifestyle Blogger).

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