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Zanzibar Doors and Alleys

My long time readers remember that I am enamored by doors, windows and alleys when I travel. I always do a separate post for every site just for doors, and usually windows.

In Zanzibar, they make a truly outlandish effort at having wonderful doors. They even sell little door replicas as souvenirs.

Also, if you read my last two posts you remember me explaining that Stone Town is a maze of narrow alleys that go every which way but straight.

Not another word, just some photos, enjoy.

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Right in front of the hotel. 50 feet later we were lost!

An alley on  the way to our hotel. The cab had to park about 4 blocks away. The nicest hotels in Stone Town share this quality!

An alley on the way to our hotel. The cab had to park about 4 blocks away. The nicest hotels in Stone Town share this quality!

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The next few photos are typical doors in Stone Town. I loved it!

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Shiny and well kept!

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Just a normal portal.

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This door is to a house of wealth. The extra “armor” is to keep elephants out! No elephants in Zanzibar, it is an Indian tradition.

 

Thanks for taking a walk around Stone Town with me. Next post, a cave and the coolest temple on the island!

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