Stone Town Zanzibar

Photo documentary of the ancient city of Stonestown on the island of Zanzibar.

Stone Town is an ancient city on the island of Zanzibar.  A major trading port for spices and slaves. 
 
"Stone Town is a city of prominent historical and artistic importance in East Africa. Its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, reflects the diverse influences underlying the Swahili culture, with a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. For this reason, the town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000." From Wikipedia.
 
Need an extra door to move luggage.  Just take a sledge hammer and get it done!
Classic narrow streets.
Two little girls.
Old style boat against the back drop of modern shipping containers.
Team work!
Just some of the ornate doors on our journey through the streets.
During the short revolution many of the buildings owners fled leaving behind a continuing urban decay.  Now they are coming back.  There were building in varying levels of decay and renewal!
Kids always have fun no matter where they are.
Two little boys plaing at the entrance to a church.
Tembo Hotel.  The hotel we stayed in on the ocean.
Views.
Courtyard and beachside dining.
Evening at the local outdoor bar.
Our evening view from the bar.
A light in a hotel we toured.
Our beds.  Our night safe from Malaria.
Our lunch spot at the hotel.
A ferry and wooden fishing boats.
Narrow streets and small markets in side doorways.
The locals market.
Right before one of those guys started pointing at me and making angry gestures as I was taking a photo.  We left.
Afternoon and red boats.
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