Saturday, January 20, 2018

Inside the Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Inside the Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Grafitti Wall Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Grafitti Wall Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Grafitti Wall Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Grafitti Wall Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


The Chapman 1820 Sttlers Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Harbour view from atop the Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


The Chapman 1820 Settlers Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth



Atop the Campanile Looking North Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Atop the Campanile Looking South Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Atop the Campanile Looking West Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Atop the Campanile Looking East Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Cornerstone Campanile Algoa Bay

                                   This Stone
                           His Royal Highness
                      Prince Arthur Connought
                            Governor General
                    Of the Union of South Africa
                       On the 9th Day of April

                                       1920

African History Plaque Campanile Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


Plagiarized History

A new addition designed to blend in with the stonework of the Campanile is a presentation of art work in the form of fresques (see above) which supposedly expresses the history of the Xhosa nation complete with a poem inscribed below it – so many tears. Being a lover of history I always appreciate acurate historical content rather than a rewritten one presented as a feeling.

The Campanile was built as a monument to the contribution the 1820 Settlers made to South Africa. However this is disputed in the way history is presented in the fresque.

A quick perusal of the art work highlights buildings, books, pens, spectacles,  machined metal rod,  wheel, table, “sailors hat”, pipework, sportsmen, a great book of Judgement, and clothing. And what would all this art be without a Caucasian woman at the side of a black man?

So in 1820 we never arrived to virgin grass lands to which we added for the first time hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, schools, universities, automobiles, dams, etc, etc, etc. Additionally no mention is made of the Xhosa self - inflicted Genocide (see Great Cattle Killing) and how this should never be repeated in history again.


Why?