While exploring the backstreets of Stone Town I found this small bakery. It uses a single wood-fired oven to produce a constant supply of brick-shaped white loaves for delivery to local shops and markets.
The Hamamni Persian Baths was built between 1870-88 and in daily use until 1920. Underground aqueducts provided hot/cold water. Nowadays, the baths operate as an informal museum with no specific open days/times.
Stone Town, has a large old-town area (the original city): a warren of narrow streets and alleys.
After dark, Stone Town’s poor lighting and absence of people can feel a bit threatening, but it is actually quite safe.
Stone Town is served by a large food market divided into meat, fruit and fish. From numerous small abbatoirs on the outskirts of town, freshly slaughtered beef and lamb is delivered early each day.
Yes, we have no bananas.
Oh, yes we do!
Early in the morning, fishermen sell the night's catch directly to hotels and restaurants on a Stone Town beach and then to market traders for preparation and sale to the public.
The following images were taken at a Muslim funeral in Unguja Ukuu village. I had just finished a shoot at the school when a large number of vehicles began disgorging men just up the road. As they disappeared into the bush, I followed to find out what was going on and discovered they were attending the funeral of a local elder. To my surprise, I was given complete freedom to record the event and some mourners even thanked me for being there.