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Shades of history
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Description Castle Cape Town arch and old tram horse-drawn The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. It is said that building started in 1666. It took years to complete and a number of alterations have been made over the centuries. This castle replaced a smaller clay and timber fort built by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652. It used to be the headquarters in the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East Indian Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie). Today the castle is the regional headquarters of the South African Army in the Western Cape and it is home to the famous William Fehr Collection of historic artworks and the Castle Military Museum. Tours are conducted for tourists, or one can wander around inside the walls. One can also hop onto a horse-powered trip through Cape Town, starting here at the museum. On the left is an old horse-drawn tram that has been restored. The first horse-drawn tram service in Cape Town is said to have started in 1862,
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Model Release MR-NON
Branded_id APN111685
City The Castle of the Cape of Good H
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Keywords South Africa,Western Cape,Cape Peninsula,Cape Town,trams,historic buildings,castles,military & war structures & sites,historic structures,buildings, structures & establishments,tourist attraction,Cape of Good Hope,Cape Town Castle,
Pixel Size 2048 x 1536
Bit Depth 24
Dpi 300
Province Western Cape
Compressed File Size 1223680
Royalty Free no
Title Shades of history
Country South Africa
Creation_date 2005-08-18T15:13:17
Subcollections Izak de Vries
Media Id 87_248
Credit Line Izak de Vries / Shuter and Shooter / Africa Media Online
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