Monuments & Statues in Cape Town Central

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Monuments & Statues in Cape Town Central

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  • Wombling_Free_7548
    Bristol, UK2 106 contributions
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    Wasn’t expecting it to be so big! Not worth a special trip but worth stopping if you are in the area. Good views. It is isolated so be aware of your surroundings.
    Written 6 October 2023
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  • Saricie_Q
    Taipei, Taiwan1 412 contributions
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    This square itself is not very special. However, with the (slightly cartoonish) statues of the four Nobel Prize winners, it is a good place for a quick photo, with the magnificent Table Mountain at backdrop. Since it is a part of V & A Waterfront, it is also quite accessible and visitors can see several sights in one single visit.
    Written 13 March 2024
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  • wing6rider
    Canberra, Australia1 107 contributions
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    Suddenly, this strange statue emerged. It sort of looked out of place and was very eye-catching just the same. We took our time watching the seafront.
    Written 8 April 2023
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  • Nicholas
    Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
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    Gateway Guides are by far the best guides in Cape Town for history and hiking. And they are freely available at a lot of venues. No excuse not to get one.
    Written 19 February 2020
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20 431 contributions
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    These two benches - one labelled 'whites only', the other 'non-whites only' - have been installed by artist Roderick Sauls on either side of the entrance to the infamous High Court Annex, where all non-whites had to go to be racially classified under the Apartheid regime. There's an information plaque, which provides background on the annex and the regime. Sadly, racism is still present in S African society. This was perfectly illustrated as I stood looking at the benches with a visitor group, when a grossly overweight, middle-aged Afrikaner walked past and yelled at us 'apartheid worked'. It was a shocking moment, which brought home the reality of a nation still divided. If you're in Cape Town, you should try to visit this site but I hope you avoid any such incident becuase it really is a 'must see' location.
    Written 6 February 2020
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  • Nicholas H
    London, UK20 431 contributions
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    This monument commemorates an extraordinary historical figure, who started out fighting the British in the Boer Wars, became Prime MInister of South Africa and ended up as a British Cabinet Minister, a Field Marshall in the British Army and a signatory to the United Nations Charter. This is a bronze statue, showing Smuts seated in military fatigues, was unveiled in 1974. Located close to the Company's Garden and next to the Parliament Building, this is a must see for those interested in S African and British History in the first half of the 20th century.
    Written 6 February 2020
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  • Robert O
    Rotterdam, The Netherlands5 437 contributions
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    Perhaps of interest for Anglicans, this monument is at a prominent place on St. Georges Mall near the cathedral. Robert Gray was Cape Town's first Anglican bishop (consecrated as such in 1847 in London!). Unlike the record of Desmond Tutu one of his successors, Gray's record is not very impressive. He was mainly interested in missionary work and spreading the Anglican message. Perhaps better to move this monument back to the cathedral's premises or to a museum.
    Written 30 November 2021
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