... Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa. As with any Cape Town picture, the Table Mountain provides the necessary backdrop.
Castle of Good Hope, or Cape Town Castle, happens to be the oldest surviving building in South Africa! Built in 1666 by the Dutch, it served as the governor's residence and thus, as the center of power.
The Castle has a pentagonal layout, with a bastion in each corner. The main entrance is marked by a bell tower, whose 17th century bell comes from Amsterdam.
You can find the Castle at Cape Town's main square (the Grand Parade), to the left of the famous City Hall. The Castle contains several exhibitions that illuminate distant & recent, as well as the happy & unhappy, history of the city and the country.