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Centrepiece of Castle Pool
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City The Castle of the Cape of Good H
Bit Depth 24
Creation_date 2005-08-18T14:19:52
Colour Components 3
Country South Africa
Orientation portrait
Province Western Cape
Keywords statues,monuments & memorials,fountains,Cape Town Castle,South Africa,Western Cape,Cape Peninsula,Cape Town,Cape of Good Hope,tourist attraction,history,swimming pools,historic structures,castles,historic buildings,water,
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Credit Line Izak de Vries / Shuter and Shooter / Africa Media Online
Media Type image
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Property Release PR-NON
Description This fish supposedly represents a dolphin. Alas. It is the centrepiece for the swimming pool used by the governor and his family in the days of the Dutch East Indian Company. The Castle of the Cape of Good Hope has been restored during the nineties. During the restoration of the inner courtyard, the team discovered the foundations of the early 18th century bakery and this pool. Both have since been researched and rebuilt from plans and paintings. This fish too has been reconstructed from drawings. (Visitors to Cape Town should look out for the fish at the Parliament building. There the fish hold up the lights to entrance of parliament.)
Model Release MR-NON
Dpi 300
Collections Shuter and Shooter
Pixel Size 1536 x 2048
Branded_id APN111721
Title Centrepiece of Castle Pool
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