The Voortrekker monument in Pretotia, South Africa is BIG!
Made of granite it measures 40mx40mx40m (130'x130'x130'). Building commenced in 1937 and was opened in 1949. In July 2011 is received the designation of national heritage site.
The monument commemorates the Voortrekkers (literally 'those in front who pull'). The Great trek saw more than 2500 Dutch pioneering families leave the Cape Colony and travel into the African interior between 1835 and 1845.
It's very difficult to give a true representation of size, and yes it is austere, but I was totally awestruck !
I hope you'll agree that it fits the bill for cee's lines and angles challenge
With thanks to Cee for the theme of this challenge Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Lines and Angles | Cee's Photography
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I had to go that extra mile to meet Cee's B&W challenge this week. I was looking for a location starting with B or W and Brighton very kindly met the remit. So here we have, Brighton Pier, bicycles galore at Brighton railway station, bouncing young lady on Brighton beach, and people well wrapped up on the beach for a bank holiday weekend!!
In response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Starts with the Letters B or W
Have a great day!