Far less nefarious than it looks. What's the best guess as to what's going on? I was intrigued by the dancing shadows as a group of chefs toiled over a line of half barrel braais. The imagination can fill in interesting blanks and it becomes something out of a Hammer & Max. Possibly the red crates add to the imaginary gore... or else I've simply not been getting enough sleep lately.
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Sunday, November 4, 2007
At low tide on Zanzibar Island the waves go out some 1 km from the high tide mark, leaving everything stranded until high tide comes along again. There's an incredible expanse of glittering white sand that stretches from the hightide mark, on which the houses resorts start, and the coral shoal that marks the start of a massive reef that rings the island.
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 7:00 AM
Monday, October 22, 2007
Brass bolts protrude from the doors lining the narrow alleyways in Zanzibar's enticing Stone Town. The story has it that the idea migrated from India where the local populace used them to ward off elephants that would topple doors with their immense weight. The Omani people who ruled over Zanzibar for centuries took this idea and turned it into an ornamentation for their already elaborately carved doors... Rather than ward creatures off, they draw tourists like flies, attracted to the magnificent workmanship wrought in the brass and surrounding etchings...
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 3:01 PM
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Some images work, some don't. Although this image is more a dud than a success, I was intrigued by the possibilities. The wind whipped along the powdery sand of Zanzibar's Paje beach, vibrating the legs of the tripod. Hunkering down over the camera I tried to keep the whole setup still. It didn't work as you can see, but something clicked...I think
Posted by Emil von Maltitz at 8:35 PM