Chavonnes Battery Blog

WPY2015 People's Choice Award Winner

Posted on Fri January 15, 2016.

Thomas Vijayan's photograph was crowned winner of this year's People's Choice Award following a public vote. Almost 20,000 votes were cast across the 25 shortlisted images.

Thomas was on safari in Bandipur National Park in Karnataka, India, in search of the park's elusive tigers, but these playful gray langur monkeys caught his eye instead.

See Thomas's image, now showcased along with 100 other winning photographs chosen by the judges in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition on show at the Chavonnes Battery Museum until 15th April 2016.

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Circle of Saints - Macassar

Posted on Wed September 16, 2015.

Willem Steenkamp shares an insight into the history of Islam at the Cape and the significance of Macassar

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The ghost that lingers

Posted on Sun August 9, 2015.

Willem tells us about the Round House located in Kloof Neck and some of it's colorful characters.

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Kyk-in-die-Pot aka Fort Wynyard

Posted on Mon July 27, 2015.

Kyk-in-die-Pot became Fort Wynyard in 1862 when diplomatic relations between the United States and Great Britain were dangerously strained and the Cape's coastal fortifications needs to be strengthened. Home to the Cape Garrison Artillery and the famous "disappearing gun".

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