Travel Photo Thursday – Nobel Square

Nobel Square, Cape Town
Nobel Square, Cape Town

These sculptures which honor South Africa’s four Nobel Prize winners, Nkosi Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former State President F.W. de Klerk and former President Nelson Mandela, are located on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Created by two of South Africa’s most accomplished female sculptors – Noria Mabasa and Claudette Schreuders – they were unveiled on December 16, 2005, South Africa’s Day of Reconciliation.

Nobel Square, Cape Town
Nobel Square honorees, Cape Town, SA

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18 comments on “Travel Photo Thursday – Nobel Square

  1. Now, those are nice. They’re simple, yet strong and standing there, accessible to the public. The placement and simplistic style says a lot about the kind of leaders they have been. Thanks for sharing that.

  2. I am always amused by statues of people. They are more comical than they are lifelike. Its a good way to laugh at ourselves. And, perhaps, that’s not a bad thing.

  3. I love public sculptures — these are very cool. Nice to see that female sculptors created these important works, too.

  4. They sure are. One thing I also noticed it that they all look almost the same size but I’m not sure how tall they really were in real life.
    You’re welcome, Totsy.

  5. these are such unique statues…i like the style – not your typical human like form but softer, rounder….

  6. How nice that the peace prize laureates are honoured so visibly and permanently in South Africa. They are here in Oslo, too, of course 🙂

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