Our students in South Africa recently visited the Castle of Good Hope, which was built by the Dutch East India Company beginning in 1666. Today, it is the best-preserved example of a Dutch East India Company fort, and a representation of European colonialism—as a European colonial military structure, it served as, among other things, a center for the oppression of local peoples.
From the castle, there is an excellent view of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s most iconic and instantly recognizable geographic feature. I believe the best word to describe the view is: epic.
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