February 09, 2009
View towards Africa – Flickr pic of the day
This striking picture was taken by photo.ellendt, a member of our CapeTown.Liveit.Loveit Flickr group, on her recent trip to Cape Town from Vancouver, Canada. She was in the Mother City to visit her family and snapped this pic at the Rhodes Memorial. “I just saw these two people chilling and knew it would be an awesome pic,” she says.
The Rhodes Memorial, designed by Sir Herbert Baker, was built in 1912 to honour the former Cape Colony Prime Minister and mining magnate Cecil John Rhodes. The site was chosen as it was Rhodes’ favourite spot on the lower slopes of Devil’s Peak. The memorial was built from Cape granite quarried on Table Mountain and consists of 49 steps – one for each year of Rhodes’ life.
The memorial affords visitors magnificent views to the north-east of Cape Town. Ellen says: “I hugely enjoyed my time in SA and any of you who live there should feel proud and lucky that you live in such an awesome place.”
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Image © photo.ellendt 2009