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Something current for today.

Was at the unveiling of Mr Mandela's statue... after all it is only less than a 5 minute walk from my office. It was very cool to be there for it, especially being South African. And quite historic considering how seldom a statue is unveiled in Parliament Square. At 89 years old, it's admirable how he still attends functions and makes speeches like this. Inspirational. Cheers, H.

www.iRideAfrica.com is proudly South African!

Madiba

Something current for today.

Was at the unveiling of Mr Mandela's statue... after all it is only less than a 5 minute walk from my office. It was very cool to be there for it, especially being South African. And quite historic considering how seldom a statue is unveiled in Parliament Square. At 89 years old, it's admirable how he still attends functions and makes speeches like this. Inspirational. Cheers, H.

www.iRideAfrica.com is proudly South African!

comments (3)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 Aug 2007, 22:34
I'm glad someone from our community made it there, I tried but had to go to a last minute meeting so missed everything and I thought it would rain tonight which is why I didn't go to the concert at Trafalgar Square, looks like you had a good spot as well Harry, nice one.

J
Harry Millar: Thanks, yes I was lucky to get this position - could hardly have been better - and a bit of cerb to elevate me above the shoulders of those in front of me (I'm frustratingly short!).
A fitting tribute to a great Statesman. I notice that backbone of British integrity, The Daily Mail, is polling it's readers as to whether this statue should have been erected in Parliament Square at all; Answer is: too bloody right!
Harry Millar: Thanks Dave! Interestingly, after close review of all the photos I took, this one didn't even make it to the final few good ones. Maybe I'll post another sometime. Cheers, H.
Really well seen. The one man I would love to meet. Although I suspect I would be so in awe of him I'd make a fool of myself even at my age.
Harry Millar: Many thanks William. Haven't met him myself, but I have heard that he's an impressively humble and unimposing character to meet, so you should be fine!

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