Alan Barrett Images | Man Made | Stone Town

Stone Town is the old part of Zanzibar City and is an UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognising its historic and cultural importance to West Africa. Its architecture mostly dates back to the 19th century and one of its characteristic features is the ornately carved wooden doorways.

The town is a maze of narrow alleys, the like of which I have not experienced before nor since - my sense of direction is usually pretty good, but I managed to leave the town 180 degrees from my intended exit.