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This shot was taken on Ile aux Cerf, the building is a small hotel built in a style typical to that of the Seychelles and loosely based on the old plantation houses that the original settlers of the islands built.

Due to the fact that the Seychelles Islands was not occupied until the 1700’s, the architecture finds its roots in the era of colonization. Whilst traditional, the archaic mansions and bungalows built in the colonial times certainly reflect the luxurious living of the wealthy plantation and land owners. Plantation estates were built around cinnamon, coconut, and vanilla industries. The traditional plantation estate focused on a courtyard with an owner's or manager's house and various smaller outbuildings. Typical town houses had a general Victorian form, but with its roofs and walls made of corrugated iron sheets.

As agriculture declined, many homes were later constructed in an architecture common to many former British colonies, such that there is often a flat roof with a slight slope and windows with many horizontally arranged panes that can be tilted in order to allow easy circulation of air. In general the houses the in Seychelles are all designed in a neat manner with steep terraces and large verandas. The verandas were purposely made that way in order for inhabitants to enjoy the wonderful Seychelles climate.

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  • Copyright: Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 82 N: 6832] (30909)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-06-16
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/22, 1/60 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-01-10 8:00
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