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


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

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