Cape Town on Foot: Castle to Slave Lodge

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    05 Sep 2016
    Clock 30min      Length1mi
    9 ratings

    Statue of Edward VII

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    Stop and have a look at the statue while I tell you more about this area.

    Whenever there's a large-scale event in Cape Town, be it a political demonstration, a minstrel procession, or even a concert, the Parade is usually involved. This is the country’s oldest square and perhaps even the city’s heart and soul.

    On the 11th of February 1990, nearly a hundred thousand people cheered wildly for Nelson Mandela when he delivered his first speech as a free man from the balcony of the City Hall. In 2010, the Grand Parade turned into the Fan Park during the Soccer World Cup. Thousands of people congregated here to watch their favourite teams play in the event.

    And on Wednesday and Saturday mornings this area transforms into a market, crowded with housewives and bargain hunters.

    Overlooking all these activities and facing the City Hall is the marble statue of King Edward VII, Queen Victoria’s eldest son and successor, which was unveiled in 1905. The sculptor was Sir Goscombe John.

    Let's get going again. Go back to the road, and carry on along Darling Street the same way as before.

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