This is a view within the Great Enclosure of Great Zimbabwe, as seen in the previous post. The main outer wall is up to 11 meters high in parts – a very imposing structure. Just inside it are a series of smaller, parallel walls which are so close to the outer wall at some points that only one person at a time can pass through the gap. The combination of the restricted space and the sheer height of the walls make for a very oppressive and sometimes quite claustrophobic experience. My wife was instinctively quite disturbed by this area of the complex.
I don’t have any information on the possible reasons for these characteristics of the structure (I have a book on order) so I’m not going to postulate. All I’m sure of is that they were purposefully designed for a specific purpose and that purpose was oppressive in nature. I’ve processed this image to emphasize that idea.
And, yes, I’m going through a B&W phase at the moment!