Sunday, July 18, 2010

Queen Elizabeth Profile

Driving east through the Gamtoos River Valley from the Baviaanskloof side towards the town of Patensie, the road wounds along a section between the river and Enon conglomerate cliffs. If you keep one eye on the cliffs above while watching the road with the other, you may just spot one of the valley's landmarks. The profile of Queen Victoria.

I'm not sure who would have been the first person to recognise her, but with a bit of imagination you can see here staring out over the valley with her headpiece and heavy dress as she looked towards the end of her reign.

5 comments:

  1. Fun to see images in the rocks. But I see Abraham Lincoln's profile in those rocks. Different country, different figurehead.

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  2. Yes - I see someone with a very sharp nose - wait I need more moonshine. Ok - I think the locals are on some strong brew if they see the definitive shape of the grand lady.

    I must take a drive there myself - probably have driven that road and never knew about the image.

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  3. That is quite unbelievable! And very clear! Dont' remember going on that road ever, but will remind P that it's a landmark we have to visit!

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  4. Took me a while to see it, but there she is! How funny!

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  5. Very interesting! I wonder who *did* see it first!

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