Monday, August 21, 2006

South Africa 33: Goodman Rhodes

Then we jolly well drove up the mountain and had a nice looky at a big huge memorial to Cecil John Rhodes. He's the guy that the Rhodes Scholarship is named after. He was an odd one. Read his wikipedia article.


Pretty nice-lookin' memorial, though. Right epic. It's on Devil's Peak, which is a mountain. The horse and rider in front are called Physical Energy.


Oh, look! It's Frances, Lisa and Michael! Stylin' and profilin' in front of Cape Town.


I'm sorry, but I don't think anybody from home can look at this and not say at first glance, "Oh, yes, St. John's as seen from Signal Hill." MAD.

This is Mr. Rhodes, in his melacholy aspect. Get a load of the inscription:
"THE IMMENSE AND BROODING SPIRIT STILL SHALL QUICKEN AND CONTROL. LIVING HE WAS THE LAND AND DEAD HIS SOUL SHALL BE HER SOUL."
Yowza.
That's Kipling! Posted by Picasa

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home