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.
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
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
Mapo Hall was designed and constructed by Engineer Robert Jones and it cost £24000. Also, the construction took four years between 1925 and 1929.
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.
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)
Dress: gifted by @chitothelagoshustler
Shoes: IG @kahdsoledesigns
Bag: market find
Rose: Valentine’s gift from Mr B💜
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!
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Till next time,
XOXO: Blairsyn (Your favourite Lifestyle Blogger).