Tag: Architecture

Deserted

“You abandoned me
Love don’t live here anymore
Just a vacancy
Love don’t live here anymore
Just emptiness and memories
Of what we had before
You went away
Found another place to stay, another home”
Love Don’t Live Here Anymore ~ Patti LaBelle

Deserted


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One of the best known landmarks in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is the Beacon Isle Hotel. Beacon Island is at the mouth of the Piesang River and has a history that goes back to 1771. In that year the first navigational beacon was erected on the island. The original was a square block of stinkwood, inscribed with the latitude and longitude of Plettenberg Bay, and erected to enable mariners to check their location and chronometers. It also gave Beacon Island its name.

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Run-down

Hollis Brown
He lived on the outside of town
With his wife and five children
And his cabin fallin’ down…
Ballad of Hollis Brown – Bob Dylan

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Ruin

Ruin – the parts of a building that remain after the rest has fallen down or been destroyed.

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One of the best known landmarks in Plettenberg Bay on the Garden Route is the Beacon Isle Hotel. Beacon Island is at the mouth of the Piesang River and has a history that goes back to 1771. In that year the first navigational beacon was erected on the island. The original was a square block of stinkwood, inscribed with the latitude and longitude of Plettenberg Bay, and erected to enable mariners to check their location and chronometers. It also gave Beacon Island its name. The wooden beacon was replaced by Captain Sewell with a stone one in 1881 and has been replaced a couple of times over the years. It can be seen in the gardens of the hotel.

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The Beacon Island Resort at Plettenberg Bay, based along the picturesque Garden Route, is one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in South Africa. Built on a rocky promontory jutting into the warm Indian Ocean, Beacon Island’s idyllic beachfront setting remains unsurpassed.

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Reflect

Beacon Island Resort, in the heart of the picturesque Garden Route region, is one of the Western Cape’s premier holiday destinations. This award-winning Plettenberg Bay hotel and resort offers natural forests, mountains, sun-kissed beaches, and the vastness of the ocean – the ideal relaxing getaway for the entire family.

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The Beacon Island Lifestyle Resort at Plettenberg Bay is truly a world-famous landmark and one of the most sought-after holiday destinations. Built on a rocky promontory jutting into the warm Indian Ocean, Beacon Island’s setting remains unsurpassed.

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Intricate

The Voortrekker Monument is 40 metres high, with a base of 40 metres by 40 metres. The building shares architectural resemblance with European monuments such the Dôme des Invalides in France and the Völkerschlachtdenkmal in Germany but also contain African influences. The two main points of interest inside the building are the Historical Frieze and the Cenotaph.The main entrance of the building leads into the domed Hall of Heroes. This massive space, flanked by four huge arched windows made from yellow Belgian glass, contains the unique marble Historical Frieze which is an intrinsic part of the design of the monument.

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Wings

The shape of the memorial, consisting of three wings that cross over one another, is intended to symbolise flight. The wings each cover separate rooms that house a chapel, a caretakers office and a machine room. The hall between the wings houses a cenotaph as the centrepiece of the memorial and the rolls of honour.

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