Sunday 13 July 2008
A "slice" of view over Freedom Park, where every element is symbolic...
This morning we woke up to a very foggy Pretoria. A Sunday morning drive took us to Freedom Park, where we were greeted by a friendly security guard and then met by a guide who then gave us a full tour of this new memorial park. Probably due to the "bad" weather we were the only people there, except for two tourists, and we quite felt privileged to have had this special and hugely symbolic place to ourselves for a while. (Unfortunately I only had a long lens with me.)
To read more about Freedom Park please click on the link to the official Freedom Park website below.
This photo is to give those who know Pretoria an idea where Freedom Park is situated: On Salvokop, just south of the Pretoria CBD, between the M1 and Nelson Mandela Drive, the southern gateway to the city. Sandwiched between the Unisa buildings and the Voortrekker Monument, the Freedom Park is the new major landmark on the city skyline.
(On the left (spiral of poles which are lit at night) is Freedom Park, on the right middleground you can just make out the main Unisa building and at the back is the Telkom tower.)
The Freedom Park official website