STATE HOUSE TURNS CENTENARIAN
(State House Victoria all decked out in national colours earlier this year ahead of the swearing in of President Michel for another term of office)
The famous landmark State House in Victoria, now seat of the President and previously the mansion of the British colonial governors, is turning 100 years old this week. Already open for visits by tourists one day a week, when guided tours are conducted through the manicured gardens and along the historic buildings, a special ceremony later this morning will be held in the grounds of State House to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the building being completed and first occupied in 1911.
Tourists on the island right now will also be able to purchase commemorative postal stamps, which are being launched to coincide with the event, and those lucky to secure a spot in the guided tour this week or next week will be able to go home and tell the story of the Seychelles not just offering a pristine environment over 50 percent of the archipelago is under special protection as nature and marine reserves but also full of history.
Happy Birthday it is then and many more returns in full splendour, if a building can receive such good wishes that is.