Future Traveler-The Nelson Mandela Monument

The Nelson Mandela Monument at the Apartheid Museum in South Africa (via flickr.com)

The Nelson Mandela Monument at the Apartheid Museum in South Africa (via flickr.com)

Hey travelers,

Hero worship is a hell of a thing and Nelson Mandela was one of the best heroes South Africa and the rest of the world glorifies to this day. So who wouldn’t want to put his monument on their travel list?


The Nelson Mandela Monument

Constructed for the Apartheid Museum in South Africa, the monuments honored the 50th anniversary of the capture and imprisonment of one of the world’s most celebrated activists. I feel a little weird about the fact that we’re celebrating his capture but Nelson Mandela could blow his nose and that tissue could sell for millions on Ebay.

Living legend!

Living legend!

Created by the artist Marco Cianfanelli, The monument is located closely to the road where Nelson Mandela was captured: near a town called Horwick in Kwa-Zulu Natal. The architecture is quite unique with 50 steel plates measuring 30 feet high inserted into the ground.  I would love to stand in between them to truly marvel at the structure.

Remarkable (via afritecture.org)

Remarkable (via afritecture.org)

I studied Apartheid in school and it has always boggled my mind that such segregation existed despite all we had accomplished in the 20th century. Apartheid was abolished in 1990. That’s merely 25 years ago. When the devil exists…

He truly permeates (via politix.topix)

He truly permeates (via politix.topix)

Among all of the statues of Nelson Mandela, this is the most fascinating. Have you been to see it? If not, wouldn’t you like to?

 

 

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