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<meta name="DC.title" content="Zanzibar, general view from the sea">
<meta name="DC.creator" content="A C Gomes and Son">
<meta name="DC.description" content="602 x 145 mm.  Panoramic view composed of three joined prints. The panorama shows a view from the harbour looking south towards the waterfront of the Zanzibar Town.  To the left of centre stands the Beit Al Ajeib ('House of Wonders') with the Sultan's Palace to the right.  The Beit Al Ajeib was built for Seyyid Barghash, Sultan of Zanzibar 1870-1888, in 1883, for ceremonial rather than residential purposes.  In 1886 when Sayyid Khalid briefly usurped the throne the waterfront was bombarded: the clocktower seen at the front of the building was erected to replace a lighthouse badly damaged during the bombardment.  From 1911 the building housed government offices when the Sultan took up residence in Sir Lloyd William Mathews' old house next door.  In the centre of the picture are the Old Consulate buildings, in use until 1874, when they were superseded by the building on the extreme right on Shangani Point called the Mambo Msiige.  The Old Consulate of the period  was used on the godown of Smith, Mackenzie and Co.  On the skyline behind the waterfront the twin spires of the Roman Catholic Cathedral (built between 1897 and 1900) can be seen.  Photograph taken circa 1900-circa 1910.">
<meta name="DC.publisher" content="Royal Commonwealth Society Library.  Cambridge University Library.  University of Cambridge.">
<meta name="DC.contributor" content="Fisher, Alfred Hugh 1867-1945">
<meta name="DC.contributor" content="Great Britain. Colonial Office. Visual Instruction Committee">
<meta name="DC.date" scheme="DCTERMS.W3CDRF" content="2003-11-14">
<meta name="DC.type" scheme="DCTERMS.DCMIType" content="Image">
<meta name="DCTERMS.extent" content="1 image file, 46KB, 72 dpi, 24 bit, 800 x 197 Pixels, JPEG, Quality 9. Captured on: Camera Body - Mamiya RB, Camera Back - Leaf Valeo 11 Digital.  With: Lighting - 1000w Bowens Flash Heads, Lens - Mamiya 50mm f/4.5 Wide Angle Lens, ISO - 25, Aperture - F/16, Shutter-Speed - 1/125">
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<meta name="DC.Identifier" content="RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001">
<meta name="DC.Source" content="RCS Y3047A/1">
<meta name="DCTERMS.isPartOf" content="RCS Photograph Collection, Fisher Collection, Y3047A.">
<meta name="DCTERMS.hasPart" content="RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001A; RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001B; RCSPC-FISHER-Y3047A-001C.">
<meta name="DCTERMS.spatial" scheme="DCTERMS.TGN" content="Zanzibar Island (Africa, Tanzania)">
<meta name="DCTERMS.temporal" scheme="DCTERMS.DCMIPeriod" content="start=1900; end=1910; scheme=DCTERMS.W3CDTF">
<meta name="DC.Rights" content="Copyright Cambridge University Library.">