décor & design – The Doors Part Two

Take a step back in timeZanzibar Doors

 STONE TOWN is the old city and cultural heart of Zanzibar where little has changed in the last 200 years.

It is a place of winding alleys, bustling bazaars, mosques and grand Arab houses whose original owners vied with each other over the extravagance of their dwellings. This is particularly reflected in the brass-studded, carved, wooden doors – there are more than 500 different examples of this handiwork.  Here are a few: Zanzibar Door 1

Zanzibar Door 2

 

We really enjoyed spending hours wandering through the fascinating labyrinth of narrow streets and alleyways.  We could have spent days.

Stone Town was recently and deservedly declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO..

Zanzibar fruit stand

visit   PINteresting places at:  http://pinterest.com/intrigueimports/

It’s also the birthplace of the incredibly talented lead singer of Queen, Freddie Mercury.   For anyone wanting to make a Mercury pilgrimage, two good places to start are the Zanzibar Gallery, with a gold plaque on the outside to memorialize Mercury, and the popular Mercury’s restaurant. More at: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/tanzania/zanzibar

Zanzibar Door 3

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