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carved door at Prison Island

carved door at Prison Island
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Copyright: francesco De Florio (deffra) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 7] (271)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-22
Categories: Artwork
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-03-14 11:08
Viewed: 100
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Changuu Island (also known as Kibandiko, Prison or Quarantine Island) is a small island 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-west of Stone Town, Unguja, Zanzibar. The island is around 880 yards (800 m) long and 250 yards (230 m) wide at its broadest point.[1] The island saw use as a prison for rebellious slaves in 1860s and also functioned as a coral mine. The British First Minister of Zanzibar, Lloyd Mathews, purchased the island in 1893 and constructed a prison complex there. No prisoners were ever housed on the island and instead it became a quarantine station for yellow fever cases. The station was only occupied for around half of the year and the rest of the time it was a popular holiday destination. More recently the island has become a government-owned tourist resort and houses a collection of endangered Aldabra giant tortoises which were originally a gift from the British governor of the Seychelles. wikipedia source

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2020-03-15 8:30]

Well shot the old ancient door, the places have soft wood people do make carve on as here the place name CHINYOUT has fame for its carved furniture. An informative NOTE also helps to follow the shot but I wish to know the instrument.

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