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Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar inspired postcards and prints available again at the Green Room. Contact sarahindar@gmail.com for more info.

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3rd edition!

Street Level third edition is now available!

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fresh coconuts zanzibar style

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street corners

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Excited to be heading back to Dar this weekend, revisiting old haunts and drinking kahawa on street corners.

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glimpses

Work on the Sea Level project is ebbing and flowing, slowly. Inspired today by the intense angles of Stone Town Zanzibar’s narrow streets, neck craning glimpses of balconies and skies.znz-blu-balcony-flat-w2

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visram building

visram building drawA lovely 1936 building on Morogoro road – currently even lovelier while the road is a pedestrianised area!

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gleaming towers

bus-stop-duka-copyThe layered histories of Dar es Salaam are slowly erased as these buildings come down and their residents are forced out. Many may end up in the unplanned neighbourhoods that house 70% of the city’s inhabitants, where poverty dictates that tea-leaves and sugar are sold by the spoonful. In their place are gleaming towers, whose enclosed facades provide no glimpses of lived lives, except your own reflection that they throw back at you.

Excerpt from writing by Knut Myhre (to be included in the 3rd edition of Street Level fingers crossed!)

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sea level

sea cal flyer blogA precursor to the book: Sea Level calendar available soon! Proceeds go to Sea Sense marine conservation work in Tanzania.

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tanga

tanga-by-park-flat-wFollowing on from ‘Street Level’,  ‘Sea Level’ is a new body of work portraying the architectural and cultural heritage of coastal Tanzania. Progressing slightly slower than planned, but still very much on the cards.

This wonderfully arched building overlooks Uhuru Park in Tanga.

 

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dar es salaam bookshop

asgari-building-draw-with-sky-smAllegedly the oldest bookshop in Tanzania, the Dar es Salaam bookshop has been in this building on Makunganya Street since it opened in 1935.

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