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Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« on: August 29, 2010, 06:41:04 pm »
Some pics of the wall of rememberance. There's actually two places next to each other - the one where anybody can have their ashes placed, and one where the names service men are put. The big wall in the pics are for the service men and woman.
The smaller stones are niches where the ashes are placed.
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 06:43:48 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 06:46:28 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 06:48:19 pm »
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2010, 06:49:49 pm »
Take it you had a nice ride and decided to visit the ‘Voortrekker Monument’. Been there as a youngster, cant really remember much except for the museum part with the old ox wagons etc – did you take any pictures of that? It amazed me that my dad used to live and work in that time and experienced the development into the modern world with TV’s and cell phones!
 

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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2010, 06:53:40 pm »
Actually I was there with the family because my dad's ashes are there, so didn't go into the rest of the monument, still planning on doing that one day.
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2010, 09:44:57 pm »
LeonDude, nice photos! Why is your Dad's ashes there? Our family visited the monument in the late 60's, and the wife and I again in the 80"s. Very impressive.
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 09:53:48 pm »
2SD, anybody can have their or their relatives ashes put at the wall. Not the big wall of rememberance, but the smaller niches. We put it there because it was a quiet area and, as you can see, the gardens are beautiful. Also, it is close to where we live.
You can buy your niche before you die if you want to.

I find this place to be so much better than a cemetary. The gardens are great, there are lots of shade trees and the atmosphere is good.
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010, 08:53:11 pm »
Thanks LeonDude, I'm impressed with how well the gardens are kept. They are beautiful.
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2012, 11:27:09 pm »
Was hierdie man en bul nie altyd by die Landbank nie?
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2012, 11:51:39 pm »
Stunning - was laas daar toe ek in Tiffies in PTA was........ maar net omdat daar lekker vry-plekke was   :mwink:
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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2012, 08:41:17 am »
The Monument itself is a really dramatic thing.  It needs a lot of money to mantain it & run it.  Saw on tv recently that the government gives them quite a sizeable grant but they are still short.  I was surprised & pleased that they do support it. It is a monument to a very significant event in this country & should be preserved for that reason though it is also a dramatic piece of architecture & should be looked after for that reason too.
 

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Re: Voortrekker monument - Wall of rememberance
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2012, 08:51:44 am »
Was hierdie man en bul nie altyd by die Landbank nie?
Lyk so bekend

Dit lyk baie soos hy.
Toe ek op tech was, was dit my droom om daai bul se pere pers te verf, net jammer ek het nooit so ver gekom nie.  >:D