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Bridge at Unisa

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This is a neat little bridge over the main road near Unisa, just down from Fountains Circle. A tricky pano to stitch, with a lot of railings and stay wires to join up. The large building up on the hill is the Unisa University. Telkom's telecommunication tower can be seen to the left of this. The sun is going down behind the Freedom Park hill and if you look carefully, you will see the moon on the opposite side, rising to the East of the buildings of downtown Pretoria.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Pretoria

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A: UNISA Pretoria

von John Gore, 380 Meter entfernt

The Campus of the University of South Africa in Pretoria. UNISA Pretoria is clearly a strong and visb...

UNISA Pretoria

B: Freedom Park Isivivane Spiritual Place

von John Gore, 680 Meter entfernt

Freedom Park is one of the newest monuments in South Africa, and was inaugurated in 2002 by then Pres...

Freedom Park Isivivane Spiritual Place

C: The Freedom Park Entrance

von John Gore, 790 Meter entfernt

The Freedom Park is situated on Salvakop hill, and stands as a memorial to liberation struggle leader...

The Freedom Park Entrance

D: Freedom Park Amphitheatre

von John Gore, 860 Meter entfernt

The Amphitheatre, found in the centre of the Freedom Park offers a open area for staged events, and f...

Freedom Park Amphitheatre

E: Melrose House Treaty of Vereeniging

von John Gore, 1.0 entfernt

The Treaty of Vereeniging peace treaty, which marked the end of the Boer War, was signed on this very...

Melrose House Treaty of Vereeniging

F: Pretoria Fountains Circle

von John Gore, 1.1 entfernt

Pretoria Fountains Circle is a well known landmark on the South entrance to Pretoria.

Pretoria Fountains Circle

G: Burgers Park

von John Gore, 1.2 entfernt

Burgers Park is a large public park near the centre of Pretoria, entrance is free, and there is a sma...

Burgers Park

H: Transvaal Museum Mammal Hall

von John Gore, 1.4 entfernt

Mammal Hall in the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria has possibly the best display of wildlife in South Af...

Transvaal Museum Mammal Hall

I: Transvaal Museum

von John Gore, 1.4 entfernt

Outside the Transvaal Museum stand this huge skeleton of a Blue Whale, the largest mamal on earth, or...

Transvaal Museum

J: Transvaal Museum front garden

von John Gore, 1.4 entfernt

The front garden of the Transvaal Museum features these reconstructed dinosaur skeletons, along with ...

Transvaal Museum front garden

Das Panorama wurde in Pretoria, Africa aufgenommen

Dies ist ein Überblick von Africa

Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.

The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.

Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.

In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.

Text by Steve Smith.

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