Looking From Above

When we visited The Voortrekker Monument in South Africa, we climbed the stairs right to the top of the monument. Looking down we could see not only the ground floor, but also all the way to the basement where the cenotaph has been laid.

Sunlight lightens the interior of the building as seen from the top of the monument. From this view you can also see the Cenotaph. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
Sunlight lightens the interior of the building as seen from the top of the monument. From this view you can also see the Cenotaph. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

A closer view of the cenotaph can be seen from the ground floor before taking the stairs to the basement to see the focus of this monument – a symbolic resting place of Piet Retief and his men (the first pioneers into the heartland of southern Africa).

The Cenotaph found in the Voortrekker Monument. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
The Cenotaph found in the Voortrekker Monument. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

More photos of my visit to this monument can be seen in a previous post: The Voortrekker Monument.

Do you enjoy looking at things from above?

(This post was inspired by the prompt, from above,  given by the folks at The Daily Post @ WordPress.com)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

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42 thoughts on “Looking From Above

  1. Really nicely done Colline. I love it when an architect has these imaginative visions. So much more interesting than just walking into a single story room. 🙂

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  2. From that height? Not really. It makes me dizzy. hehehe
    Lovely photo’s and post for the Challenge hon. 🙂 *hugs*

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    1. It is a monument or empty tomb that has been made in honour of a group of people (in this case Piet Retief and the voortrekkers that followed him).

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