Archive for the ‘drawing’ Category
The 1920s saw two ambitious attempts to bring together Dar’s disparate Muslim communities. Anjuman Islamia, founded by Muhammad Omar Abbasi, a Sunni newspaper publisher, was backed chiefly by Punjabi funding and acted as a social welfare body which also sought to coordinate Islamic affairs.
Sadly this 1937 building on Bibi Titi Mohamed Road was demolished in recent weeks.
This building stood on the corner of Aggrey Street and Indira Gandhi Road until its demolition in 2008. Habib Punja was one of Dar’s leading Asian businessmen in the 1930s and 40s. Starting as a retailer, he set up a soap factory in 1933, moved into milling in 1941 and later acquired interest in building materials and urban property. The family also built the Sun and Sands Hotel (now accomodation for Selander Bridge Police).
… and the real VXs… correlation?
(foleni – kiswahili term for traffic jams, derived from Dar drivers tendency to create ‘four lanes’ out of one where possible… or impossible)
Built in 1930, this striking building on Mosque Street was a major centre of activity for the Khoja Ismaili community up to the 1960s along with the Aga Khan Library built in 1934, and Aga Khan Girl’s School in 1935.
After using evasive artistic license for a while, I finally relented to portraying NHC pink. In fact it almost suits this curvaceous building on the corner of Jamhuri and Mwisho street.
my sentiments precisely when i finally found some fuel after a late night traipse round several garages
Built in 1949 by the Punja family, this used to be the Sun and Sands Hotel. Currently a fetching shade of NHC coral pink and inhabited by Selander Bridge Police, it is a stunning landmark of Dar.