“Dit was die voor trekkers, die eerste mens” said Dawid when he was asked who engraved the petroglyphs. But when he said “voor trekkers” he was referring to the people who came first, before his people. Not the people who came after his people.
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On top of the dome, inside, looking down. Powerful architecture. Part of the history of a complicated country. How we felt here made us reexamine all the monuments to manifest destiny we’ve been to in the U.S. #voortrekker
The Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria pays tribute to the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony in the 1800s. The cornerstone of this impressive structure was laid on the 16th of December 1938. The building is 40 metres high and has a base of 40 metres by 40 metres.