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Gathering the day's essentials.

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Dixie-Ann Dedier begins her day as the day begins.

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The signal. Two for town.

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The maxi-taxi journey is an opportunity for thinking and napping.

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From City Gate, it’s a short walk on almost empty streets, past closed stores to the St James taxi stand.

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From City Gate, it’s a short walk on almost empty streets, past closed stores to the St James taxi stand.

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Journey’s end. Dedier arrives at work.

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After opening the office, it’s time for breakfast.

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As the computer starts up, the working day begins, two and a half hours after leaving home.

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On the ride into the city, Dedier is holding up but the taxi driver is feeling the weight of the day.

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Walking back to City Gate, most of the shops are closed again, but vendors are still busy.

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Walking back to City Gate, most of the shops are closed again, but vendors are still busy.

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At the taxi-stand in City Gate, Dixie-Ann meets her brother Gerard.

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“...put yourself in the midst of the throng...”

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As the computer starts up, the working day begins, two and a half hours after leaving home.

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The last mile, alone after nightfall.

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At day’s end, Dedier drops to her couch and turns on the television, 14 hours after stepping onto the street that morning.