Taalmonument near Paarl

Yesterday we decided to take a trip to see the Afrikaanse Taalmonument.  This is about 15 miles from Stellenbosch, on a hill overlooking Paarl. It is a monument completed in 1975, to celebrate the declaration, in 1925, of Afrikaans as an official language. Close up, it is quite an impressive monument and is in a nice park area with as ever, spectacular views of the valley and surrounding mountains.

When I initially saw it from a distance, I asked Elsa if it was supposed to be the Afrikaaners giving the middle finger to the old British colonial oppressors – but was politely told not to be so silly, it’s nothing to do with that!! Hope you enjoy the pictures…..

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