The prison perimeter fence on Robben Island, South Africa
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Robben Island Prison, South Africa
Cell block B where Nelson Mandela and the other political prisoners were housed. All had been sentenced to life at the Rivonia trials.
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Exercise Yard of the prison
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Limestone Quarry where the prisoners worked for 8 hours per day for years. Itwas often over 100 F, and they were not initially allowed to wear sunglasses.
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Mandela's Cell in Robben Island Prison, now a Museum
Mandela's cell (which has been painted) His cup, plate sit on the stool/table, and they slept on the mats on the floor.
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Robben Island Prison, Antoher view of the exercise yard, with Mandela's Garden
The exercise yard at the prison. Mandela
planted a small vegetable garden and collected rain water for it.
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Robben Island Prison Double perimeter fence, with dogs patrolling between them.
The prison fence - there were 2 fences with ferocious dogs patrolling between them.
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Robben Island coastline, South Africa.
They sometimes collected seaweed which was made into fertilizer insteadof working in the quarry
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View of Table Mountain, cape Town from Robben Island