Mozambique Island

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Photos taken by David Stanley on Mozambique Island, the capital of Portuguese East Africa for almost 500 years.

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Thatched houses are the norm in Makuti Town in the southern part of Mozambique Island. Much of the population earns its livelihood from fishing. Mozambique Beaches, World Of Wanderlust, Thatched House, East Africa, Beach Resorts, Portuguese, Adventure Travel, Street View, Island

Thatched houses are the norm in Makuti Town in the southern part of Mozambique Island. Much of the population earns its livelihood from fishing.

The triangular Ilhéu Fortim de São Lourenço sits on a tiny island off the south end of Mozambique Island. East Africa, Marina Bay Sands, Island, Heritage Site, World, Travel, Viajes, Traveling, The World

The triangular Ilhéu Fortim de São Lourenço sits on a tiny island off the south end of Mozambique Island.

Women in many areas along the southwest Indian Ocean apply a beauty mask of coral and sandalwood paste to protect their faces from the sun. These women were on Mozambique Island. Countries To Visit, East Africa, Ocean, Information, Island, Country, Beautiful, Faces, Photography

Women in many areas along the southwest Indian Ocean apply a beauty mask of coral and sandalwood paste to protect their faces from the sun. These women were on Mozambique Island.

The Palácio de São Paulo a former Jesuit college on Mozambique Island, was once the residence of the Portuguese governor of Mozambique. Today it's a museum. East Africa, Portuguese, Island, Mansions, Heritage Site, World, House Styles, Museum, College

The Palácio de São Paulo (1610), a former Jesuit college on Mozambique Island, was once the residence of the Portuguese governor of Mozambique. Today it's a museum.

Colonial buildings still occupy much of the northern half of Mozambique Island. East Africa, Portuguese, Colonial, Buildings, Boat, Island, Dinghy, Boats, Islands

Colonial buildings still occupy much of the northern half of Mozambique Island.

The old Portuguese Tribunal still serves as a courthouse on Mozambique Island. East Africa, Portuguese, Old Things, Island, Mansions, House Styles, Beaches, Photography, Travel

The old Portuguese Tribunal still serves as a courthouse on Mozambique Island.

The protected harbour beach at Mozambique Island is a popular place in the afternoon. Mozambique Beaches, Harbor Beach, East Africa, Beach Resorts, Europe, Island, Landscape, Places, Outdoor Decor

The protected harbour beach at Mozambique Island is a popular place in the afternoon.

A section of Avenida Amilcar Cabral on Mozambique Island is a pedestrian promenade. East Africa, Pedestrian, Island, Beaches, Photography, Travel, Blog, Beautiful, Photograph

A section of Avenida Amilcar Cabral on Mozambique Island is a pedestrian promenade.

This neoclassical hospital building on Mozambique Island dates from Portuguese colonial times. It was once the largest hospital south of the Sahara. Colonial, Mozambique Beaches, Neoclassical, East Africa, Beach Resorts, Portuguese, Pergola, Outdoor Structures, Island

This neoclassical hospital building (1877) on Mozambique Island dates from Portuguese colonial times. It was once the largest hospital south of the Sahara.

Avenida 25 de Junho is the main street of southern Mozambique Island. Main Street, Street View, East Africa, Portuguese, Maine, Southern, Island, Islands

Avenida 25 de Junho is the main street of southern Mozambique Island.

A bridge built in the connects Mozambique Island to Lumbo on the African mainland. Mozambique Beaches, East Africa, Vacation Places, Bolivia, Beach Resorts, Portuguese, Latina, Philippines, Thailand

A 3.4-kilometer bridge built in the 1960s connects Mozambique Island to Lumbo on the African mainland.

An image of the Virgin stands above the tomb of Joao Albuquerque Amaral outside the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Saúde at the southwest end of Mozambique Island. East Africa, Portuguese, The Outsiders, Island, Image, Islands

An image of the Virgin stands above the tomb of Joao Albuquerque Amaral (1907-1958) outside the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Saúde at the southwest end of Mozambique Island.

The colonial era Fortim Igreja de Santo Antonio on Mozambique Island overlooks Mozambique Channel. Mozambique Beaches, East Africa, Beach Resorts, Portuguese, Colonial, Island, Mansions, House Styles, Photography

The colonial era Fortim Igreja de Santo Antonio on Mozambique Island overlooks Mozambique Channel.

The Capela de Nossa Senhora Baluarte next to the Fortaleza de São Sebastião on Mozambique Island, is reputed to be the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere. Mozambique Beaches, East Africa, Day Tours, Beach Resorts, Places To Visit, Old Things, Island, Travel, Outdoor

The Capela de Nossa Senhora Baluarte (1522), next to the Fortaleza de São Sebastião on Mozambique Island, is reputed to be the oldest European building in the southern hemisphere.