Sunday, September 5, 2010

Nobel Square

Although its been around for about 5 years or so already, I recently got to see Nobel Square at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town for the first time. Nobel Square pays tribute to South Africa`s four Nobel Peace Prize Laureates; the late Nkosi Albert Luthuli (1960), Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu (1984), former State President F.W. de Klerk (1993) and former President Nelson Mandela (1993).

The life sized sculptures of the four Laureates were created by internationally acclaimed artist Claudette Schreuders and is a very popular attraction on the Waterfront with lots of tourists posing with them and taking pictures. The most popular of the sculptures is naturally Nelson Mandela.
The fifth sculpture in the square, Peace and Democracy, was created by Noria Mabasa and acknowledges the contribution of women and children to the attainment of peace in South Africa.

4 comments:

  1. I need to visit the VA waterfront again when I visit CT in November as this I have never seen before....thanks for the info....

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  2. So what happened to the birthday portrait? Looks like you were in Cape Town in the rain.
    I love the funny Nobel Peace people statues, but not too sure about the Peach and Democracy. Bit dull.
    Happy Birthday for yesterday.

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  3. These are not only wonderful sculptures but also a great reminder of these prominent figures in your history. Next time I'll explore CT.

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  4. I also took their photos but yours are much better as you've given an informative brief with facts and dates !!! Love the little girl given Mandela a huge hug!

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