Thursday, April 21, 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Namibia is the country formerly called South West Africa. During the World War I in 1915, South Africa occupied the territory and remained in control for the next 75 years.

Pelican Point Lighthouse is located at a peninsula in the western side of Walvis Bay, Namibia. Built in 1932, the 34 m (112 ft) round cast iron tower is painted with black and white horizontal bands. The adjacent 3-story building, apparently abandoned now, was a harbor control center and light keeper’s house.