Daily Archives: September 21, 2015

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Living within the) Grid

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Grid.”

We live protected lives here in Tanzania. Some are self-imposed protections, others are very much a necessity.

We live on a compound, wire mesh gates (usually locked), a grid to keep out unwelcome visitors, guarded by Askaris day and night.

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Our house has two doors – a conventional door and a separate door covered by a mesh which allows an open frame in the day but deters insects.


Our permanently open windows are covered in a fine mesh to keep out mosquitos and other creepy-crawlies.


The slated windows are barred for added security against theft- forming an additional grid.


Finally, we sleep within a mesh to keep out those bugs which make it into the house (more mosquito deterrent).


While we sleep a grid enclosed fan blows away providing cool air and white noise!image

Grids within grids within grids.