Chiseled Doors, Zanzibar, Tanzania
In Stone Town’s labyrinthine alleyways, see the city’s carved wooden doors. These massive works of art are detailed with benedictions from the Koran and augmented with brass spikes. Only a few hundred of these entrance ways—some from the 17th century—remain. The best preserved examples are in the Bhagani and Shangani districts.
Photo by Emir Ibrahimpasic. This appeared in the May/June 2011 issue.