I've seen so many photos of the art pieces along the Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town that I put some time aside on my visit to the city to stop by and check it out. The 18 sculptures depicts a story called Walking the Road and can be found all along the promenade. Designed by sculpture Marieke Prinsloo, the pieces tell a story of a little girl walking along while dreaming she can fly.
Along the way she encounters a dragonfly and the tale continues on until the little girl's arms turn into dragonfly wings and she flies with him. The Little Girl in the artist's fable-like interpretation representing a young South African democracy and the Dragonfly visualises a dream of freedom, equality and hope that we as a nation pursue.
According to the website the pieces were going to be on display for a year until the end of July 2011. I was there on 30 July and there wasn't any indication that they were going to be taken down yet. I hope they stay up for a while longer cause they really give the walk along the promenade extra meaning.