2E2D32 4B3800 767C88 96AAC2 A59063 C4BA61 D3BC9A DFEDFA

Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

#2 Mwanza, Tanzania - Bismarck Rock

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 9 October 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

The Bismarck rock is a precariously balanced rock that is located in lake Victoria and the city of Mwanza. It is also a point where a statue of the late German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck was said to be erected, thus taking his name. The statue was later on pulled down into the water nearby, when the British took over from the Germans after world war one - but the name stuck. Since then, the rock has become a famous icon of the city, featuring in many photos for both locals and tourists.

The Bismarck rock sits above water and on a set of larger rocks in a collective formation that rises more than 10 metres above the lake's surface. The surrounding areas are also quite attractive, with a few restaurants nearby, a well maintained small public park with green lawn and a ferry harbour to the other side of Mwanza gulf.

Canon EOS 7D 1/640 second F/4.5 ISO 100 24 mm

yoshimiparis from France

very nice framing.
There is a rock (the one of the foreground), which can make think of a character (back)

9 Oct 2018 5:23am

@yoshimiparis: Thank you, I also think some of the rocks look like people.

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire.Pays de la Loire., France

Ce paysage est de toute beauté.

9 Oct 2018 6:18am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A history as fascinating as its appearance . .

9 Oct 2018 6:46am

@Ronnie 2¢: It is the only thing of interest in this town, and it was pretty amazing.

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

This is a great shot! The framing and composition top class.

9 Oct 2018 6:48am

@dobbino: Thanks Rob, catching up on comments and postings.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnificent these rocks which a little remind me those whom we can see in Seychelles. Beautiful framing Frances

9 Oct 2018 7:05am

@By Marie: Thank you Marie.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


9 Oct 2018 7:22am

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

Beautiful rocks formation ! and a great framing !

9 Oct 2018 7:27am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb image of the rock. Excellent framing. 5*

9 Oct 2018 9:58am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Nicely framed.

9 Oct 2018 11:09am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautifully composed view.

9 Oct 2018 2:33pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors & lights!

9 Oct 2018 8:49pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


10 Oct 2018 3:59pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

fabulous bit of natural sculpture

11 Oct 2018 8:46am

Dreams come treu from Utrecht, Netherlands

Amazing a great view. I love this photo.

15 Oct 2018 7:47am

Canon EOS 7D
1/640 second
ISO 100
24 mm