Ahh…so that’s the Old Fort of Zanzibar

The older it gets,the more touristic value it seems to have

The Old Fort of Zanzibar is a beautiful historical feature found in Stone Town, Zanzibar.This feature also goes by the name The Arab Fort.If you ask me….this old fine piece of work is actually a ‘ tourist puller’.One of the much talked about touristic places in Zanzibar.

The inside of the Fort

This feature was built by Omari Arabs in 1699.It was used as a prison.It is now used for film festivals though in the 20th century it was used as a depot.This piece of touristic work is now being used as a centre for cultural activities like curio shops.

On the left are curio shops ….sorry not clear 😜

The Fort is essentially a square of high brown walls with merlons,protecting an inner courtyard.In the courtyard there are some remnants of earlier buildings including those of a Portuguese church and another Omani fortification.

This place is now used for entertainment like live dance and music shows held mostly in the afternoons and evenings.

This group was here for what appeared to be workouts 🤔

Namibia’s Christuskirche

Me enjoying my moment at the Christuskirche 🇳🇦

Christuskirche also called Christ Church is a historic landmark in Windhoek, Namibia.It is a Lutheran church belonging to German-speaking Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia.

I wish I had the chance to see the inside

It was designed by architect Gottlieb Redecker in 1900 and shows us the German colonial influence in Namibia.

Architect Gottlieb Redecker 1871-1945

The wars between the German colony and the local Khoi Khoi put these plans on hold.The church was completed in 1910.

The Khoi Khoi in those days

The structure was declared a national monument in 1974.Sunday morning services are still held in the church and are conducted in German.

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