Daily Archives: March 15, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Hadrian’s) Wall

A late submission to this week’s Photo Challenge – Wall.  I suppose that next to the Great Wall of China and the Berlin Wall (neither of which I have been to), the next most famous wall is Hadrian’s Wall (to which I have thankfully been).This wall built by the Romans, in AD 122, across the Northern  Part of England from just north of Carlisle to Newcastle. It’s purpose was to control the trade in the region and to keep the  armies of the Picts, from north of the wall (Scotland), from invading Britain.These photos from my visit in August 2013 on a visit to Hadrian’s Wall at Housesteads a ruined fort.

An earlier visit to the wall way back in 1988.



Cloth of Colour

The clothing here in Mwanza varies from traditional kitenge to modern t-shirts, however regardless of the dress code it tends to be bright and colourful. Clothing combinations which might seem bizarre in the UK, somehow work here, Here are a selection of some of the clothing we have seen here in Tanzania.

This week we held the annual school Fashion Show on the theme Africa of the Future. Students designed and modelled outfits made from Masai Cloth or Kitenge Cloth. For obvious reasons photos here obscure the identity of the students, but nonetheless show off some of the colourful designs.

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Since we have been here we have opted for some of the Tanzanian designs ourselves. Kitenge cloth is relatively cheap as it the labour of a fundi (tailor) to make clothing for us. Some examples below.