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KENYA: MALINDI. Pillar of Vasco da Gama in Melinde, (now Malindi) Kenya. Wood engraving, 1873

KENYA: MALINDI. Pillar of Vasco da Gama in Melinde, (now Malindi) Kenya. Wood engraving, 1873


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KENYA: MALINDI. Pillar of Vasco da Gama in Melinde, (now Malindi) Kenya. Wood engraving, 1873

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1873 African Coast Dock East African Gama Kenya Kenyan Mombasa Pillar Scenic View Town Vasco Malindi


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This print takes us back in time to the coastal town of Malindi, Kenya, in 1873. The image showcases the magnificent Pillar of Vasco da Gama, a historical monument that still stands tall today. This wood engraving captures the essence of this East African gem with its scenic view and bustling dock. The pillar itself is a testament to the rich history and cultural exchange between Africa and Europe. It serves as a reminder of Vasco da Gama's arrival in Melinde (now Malindi) during his voyage from Portugal to India. Standing against the backdrop of an enchanting coast, it symbolizes both exploration and trade. In this snapshot, we see people going about their daily lives in this vibrant Kenyan town. Their presence adds depth to the scene, giving us a glimpse into what life was like during that era. The engraving beautifully depicts not only the physical aspects but also captures the spirit and energy of Malindi at that time. As we admire this piece from Granger Art on Demand, let us appreciate how it transports us to another world – one where history comes alive through intricate engravings such as these. It reminds us that even though times change, there are certain landmarks that stand as enduring symbols connecting our past with our present-day experiences.

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