Pencil drawing of the voortrekker monument monument architectural sketch imitating chalk drawing pretoria from the observation deck of the monument of voortrekker. On 8 july 2011 the voortrekker monument, designed by the architect gerard moerdijk, was declared a national heritage site by the south african heritage resource agency history the idea to build a monument in honour of the voortrekkers was first discussed on 16 december 1888, when president paul kruger of the south african republic. Architectural style - art deco it is rumored that the architect copied the design for the voortrekker monument from an antique radio the voortreker monument was. Voortrekker monument, pretoria the voortrekker monument, situated in a pretoria nature reserve, won the trip advisor traveller’s choice award for 2016 the granite edifice, which opened in 1949, honours the pioneer history of south africa, as well as that of afrikaners, and boasts the world’s longest historical marble frieze. Discover pretoria's most impressive buildings, from architectural masterpieces such as the voortrekker monument, to contemporary office buildings. On 16 december 1949, the voortrekker monument was inaugurated, a design by gerard moerdijk this impressive architectural structure was built in honor of the voortrekkers, who left the cape colony in their thousands between 1835 and 1854.
The voortrekker monument is located just south of pretoria in south africa this massive granite structure is prominently located on a hilltop, and was raised to commemorate the voortrekkers who left the cape colony between 1835 and 1854. On the outside of the monument, you’ll find architectural inside the voortrekker monument you’ll have less stress reaching the voortrekker site by. The majestic voortrekker monument is situated in the northern part of south africa in the pretoria (tshwane) region in a nature reserve it is a unique monument which commemorates the pioneer history of southern africa and the history of the afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting. Voortrekker monument photo about architecture, image, construction, commemoration, material, afrikaner, huge, building, history, monument, explorers, fight, layout, canvas - 32940453. Pretoria tour pretoria tour details another major attraction on this tour is the voortrekker monument guided historical and architectural tour: entrance.
Voortrekker monument operates as an architectural signifier topics: afrikaner, voortrekkers, battle of blood river pages: 8 (2472 words) published: august 5, 2010 in the following essay i will be discussing how the voortrekker monument operates as an architectural signifier in the discourses constructing the imagined community of the. Wounded voortrekker the voortrekker monument is 40 metres high, with a base of 40 metres by 40 metresthe building shares architectural resemblance with. Many buildings of historical and/or architectural monument function centre situated in the groenkloof/voortrekker monument.
This huge monument stands on the skyline of pretoria and is an unmissable part of a visit to pretoria in fact, some 200,000 people visit it each year the voortrekker monument was originally built to commemorate the vootrekkers who settled in this area during the 19th century. A visit to the voortrekker monument, pretoria beautiful architecture and stories explore south africa one monument at a time.
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Nowhere is that past glorification of afrikaner history more obvious than at the colossal voortrekker monument architectural complex in the new south africa. Arcway architecture 105 likes voortrekker monument educational facility concept 3 photos arcway architecture added 5 new photos to the album. On my last trip to south africa, i took my children to a monument i had last seen when i was a little older than them: the voortrekker monument found just outside of pretoria. Download 98 voortrekker monument stock photos for free or amazingly low rates heritage afrikaans overcast architecture national monument `voortrekker monument. The voortrekker monument at winburg resulted from an open architectural competition held in 1964 this monument followed the national voortrekker monument depicting a shrine surrounded by a literal ox-wagon laager by gerard moerdijk at pretoria, 1938-49, and its procurement, architecture and architect could hardly have been more different. He matriculated with honours in 1909 and qualified as an architect at the architectural association voortrekker monument has media related to gerard moerdijk.
Voortrekker monument: history in architecture - see 1,551 traveler reviews, 995 candid photos, and great deals for pretoria, south africa, at tripadvisor. Owner description: the majestic voortrekker monument is situated in the northern part of south africa in the pretoria (tshwane) region in a nature reserve it is a unique monument which commemorates the pioneer history of southern africa and the history of the afrikaner and is situated in a beautiful setting. 360° video gallery world map curated sets. The voortrekker monument is a substantial piece of architecture in an imposing location, with stunning 360-degree views of pretoria these are even more impressive if you take the staircase or lift to the very top of the monumentthe monolith is a pretoria landmark, designed by south african architect gerhard moerdyk, to commemorate the.