To think that Mandela spent 18 years there but it never broke his indomitable spirit.
A phenomenal achievement that sums up what an extraordinary man he was.
What a great photo for this week, remarkable placeThank you for linking up
I thought it was appropriate.Thanks for hosting once again :)
Very resonant photograph - thanks for sharing!Molly @ The Move to America
Thanks for stopping by Molly ;DHave a great week!
Perfect photo - and a poignant reminder of Mandela's grace and humanity. Helen
Indeed Helen,It was an amazing and thought provoking visit and one that will stay in my memory forever.
I thought it was just right for the Silent Sunday post.
Thanks Kim,If you'd like to see more of Robben Island here's a link to a post I wrote back in 2011.http://neesienatters.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/nelson-mandela-robben-island.html
Bit lost on this one but what is Robbeneiland?
Maybe that's my fault. To post this photo into Silent Sunday with no explanation or words to accompany it. But it seemed appropriate really. The photo is of myself when I visited Robben Island in South Africa. I wrote a post back in 2011...here's the link for you if you'd like to see and read more. http://neesienatters.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/nelson-mandela-robben-island.htmlI suppose like me your Afrikaan is a little rusty too ;D
Good choice for this week.
Yeah I thought so...thanks Charlotte ;D
great tribute! its a thought provoking place to visit
It is indeed Becky...I found it very emotional. It's something that I'm glad I did and the memory will stay with me forever. Thanks for stopping by ~ have a great week!
Very apt photo for this week x
I thought it was very poignant SaraThanks for your comment...I appreciate it ;)
Great tribute x
I thought it was very poignant and appropriate for Silent Sunday.Thanks for your visit Joanna. Have a great week!
So ignorant about Mandela (must read more), though picked up the connection after a while...my Africkaans is pretty rubbish, am guessing it must have been an awesome place to visit.
It was an incredible trip for many reasons Sarah,If you'd like to read a little more...then you might like to see and read an old post I wrote back in 2011. Here's the link...http://neesienatters.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/nelson-mandela-robben-island.htmlAlthough I haven't read it for so long and I've evolved blogging wise since then...I hope it's okay.Anyway have a great week and thanks for stopping by.
Indeed Zoe,Thanks for your visit...have a good week!
I visited several years ago, it makes a huge impression doesn't it.
It does indeed...and one that will stay with me forever.Have a great week, whatever you get up to!
They could never enslave his mind and spirit
I have difficulty finding enough suitable words but he was truly an incredible man.Thanks for your comment Kate...it's appreciated.Enjoy your week!
Great photo xx
Thanks...it just seemed right for Silent Sunday.Have a good week!
A very moving photo. xx
It was a very moving place to visit and something I'll remember for the rest of my life. xoxo
Thought of you last weekend and thought I may find a word (or picture) about Madiba here... I remembered form your previous post that he made a big impression on you:-) It has been a week of reflection for us. Like one lady at his funeral said:"Freedom is great, but without reconciliation, what do you really have?" He was so much more than a freedom fighter... he was also a reconciler. That's huge!
I'm so sorry to take until now to reply to your comment Minnemie, but I've escaped the mayhem at home to have a Christmas at my sisters grotto. I'm sure she's Mrs Claus.We were going to stay at home for Christmas this year with it being our first back in the UK, but the amount of dust and mess just got to be too much. I thought a silent tribute to Madiba by just posting a picture, was the right thing to do. I found that when I tried to write, I struggled to find the right things to say. On a lighter note I hope you are having a festive fun time getting ready for Christmas. I can imagine that there's a huge amount of excitement in your household. I wish you the very best Christmas plus health and happiness for 2014. Let's hope that the new year is the best one yet!xoxo
I get so excited to see you here and love to read your thoughts and comments.I always try to answer each one personally (I think it's only polite)...♥...I truly appreciate your precious time here so thank you ...♥...