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An exception to the trend

I wrote a post on disappearing post offices and how these buildings were transformed into fashion  or coffee shops. But heading along Brisbane’s Queen Street, I discovered an exception to the rule. Continue reading An exception to the trend

Dar es Salaam’s Watchman

Photo courtesy: mwanasimba — Wikimedia Commons

Askari monument, in the middle of a roundabout in Dar es Salaam, was a statue I passed every day on the way to the General Post Office. In the days before the Internet, I traipsed by the statue, but couldn’t make a connection between this askari, who looked more like a soldier poised to attack, than the watchman who guarded our property at night. Continue reading Dar es Salaam’s Watchman