Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hertzog Square

Across the road from the Bloemfontein City Hall in Hertzog Square stands a fine monument dedicated to General JBM Hertzog. General Hertzog was a military officer in the Anglo Boer War (1899-1902) and later became Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.

Hertzog Square consists of fountains, a reflection pool and the statue created by sculptor Danie de Jager and unveiled in 1968.  There another sculpture on the square of which I haven't been able to find any information.  The male figure in the sculpture looks like he could be Gen Hertzog as well so I assume that its a Anglo Boer War related monument.

Drama Princess was curious to see what the children in the sculpture was reading in the book

4 comments:

  1. That last shot really puts the sculpture into perspective. So what were they reading anyway?

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  2. Looks to me like it's an old, big, heavy book. Cheers!

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