A Taste of Zanzibar: Stone Town Part 2

A mosque and church meet in the distance.

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St Joseph’s Cathedral was designed by Henri-Jacques Espérandieu,
the creator of Notre- Dame de Marseille.

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The Anglican Church is built on the site of the old Slave Market.

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The Anglican Church is an incredibly moving site. Like so much in Zanzibar,
it is a tragedy that it is not maintained and is falling into ruins.

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These windows are dedicated to David Livingstone,
who campaigned tirelessly against slavery.

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This crucifix is carved from the tree under which Livingstone’s heart his buried.
His body may be in Westminster, but his heart rests in Africa.

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The alter was built where the whipping post stood.

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This marks where the whipping pole was placed.

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The architect went to the mainland,
and in his absence the workers put the pillars in upside down.

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The slaves (men, women, and children) were whipped and held underground for three days without food or water. The Omani slavers only wanted the strongest as slaves.
There were two underground chambers: one for men and one for women and children.

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This incredible statue designed by Scandinavian sculptress Clara Sörnäs
represents how slaves would be chained up and separated by language
so they couldn’t communicate with each other.

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The beautifully carved doors have chain-borders in remembrance of the years of slavery.

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