carrot juice and old buildings
on Clarifel Rodrigo (Tanzania), 27/Oct/2011 19:45, 34 days ago
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I know that there is no relevance between carrot juice and old buildings. I just can’t think of a better title for this post.JI went to the city center one time to look for rechargeable batteries for my camera. It was early afternoon and the strong sun discouraged me to start roaming around so I decided to stay for a while at a place that looks like a mini-food court with 4 food stalls to choose from– oriental to western. I ordered a carrot juice from one of the food stalls and ended up having a huge glass (450 ml) that took me more than an hour to finish it ‘til the last drop. The counter-lady told me that no available size of carrots for the small size juice that day. I did not get the logic from her answer but when I observed the preparations I understood what she meant. The ratio is 1:1; 1 carrot for 1 glass juice. So, size here matters; small carrot for small size juice or large carrot for large size juice. After my glass was totally empty, I left to search for electronic shops in the area. I had the chance as well to take photos of the old buildings around. They were engraved of the year they were built; from 1930s to 1940s. I wonder if the city government is helping to preserve or rehabilitate these buildings. I noticed that some are poorly maintained. I am not aware of the Land Use Plan or Building Code of the City but the way I looked at it, these buildings are not taken care of (my presumption) very well.  But they are beautiful and I am sure that I am not the only one who have seen their attractiveness.I hope that locals are giving importance to these historic sights. "He who loves an old house never loves in vain."Conant, Isabel La Howe