This dwelling was built on a hillside in the Chipingi area of Zimbabwe.
The owners were direct descendants from early Afrikaans settlers who trekked north into the great unknown from South Africa in ox their wagons. This was long before the days of railroads and motor vehicles.
Given the farm invasions of late and that this area would have been extremely ‘hot’ in the war which preceded independence for Zimbabwe, this photo represents that which surely could not possibly still exist. But this is Africa, a place full of surprises. I wonder where these folk who invited us - total strangers off the highway in to have lunch with them, are now? Does this dwelling still exist and who lives there? And what connection do they have to the symbolism which is core to the architecture?