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View from the Pietermaritzburg City Hall
South Africa

The Pietermaritzburg City Hall was rebuilt in 1901 after a devastating fire. The building is the largest red-brick building in the Southern Hemisphere. It was declared a national monument in 1969.

The Pietermaritzburg City Hall is home to the offices of the mayor of Pietermaritzburg.

Copyright: John Gore
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5600x2800
Taken: 30/05/2012
Uploaded: 07/07/2012
Updated: 03/07/2014
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Tags: monument; city hall; pietermaritzburg; history; south africa; brick building
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