Victoria Falls Hotel Mosquito Nets
Photograph - Photography Painterly
Victoria Falls Hotel Mosquito Nets" by Catherine Sherman.
Mosquito nets hang over twin beds in a room in the Victoria Falls Hotel in this painterly photograph.
The Victoria Falls Hotel is dramatically situated, with a view of the Second Gorge and the Victoria Falls Bridge from its terrace. The hotel was opened in 1904 to accommodate passengers on the newly built railway, part of the planned Cape to Cairo Railway. Victoria Falls produces the world's largest sheet of falling water and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In 1947 the British Royal Tour of the Union of South Africa included the Victoria Falls, with Their Majesties King George VI, Queen Elizabeth, and their two daughters, Their Royal Highnesses the Princess Elizabeth (now the reigning monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret, all staying at the Victoria Falls Hotel, which was reserved entirely for their use. It was the first overseas state visit since 1939 and was celebrated with much pomp and fanfare. The young Princess Elizabeth also celebrated her 21st birthday during the tour.
September 12th, 2019
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