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The myth of ‘Invictus’ and the legacy of Mandela.

Did the movie Invictus get it wrong? What legacy does Nelson Mandela leave? Why was he sent to prison? Well, one South African Christian, Peter Hammond, answers these questions and also tells of his face to face meeting with the ‘madiba’…

[The film Invictus] on South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup victory includes serious distortions of history. Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman as President Nelson Mandela, Invictus makes a major contribution towards the building up of the mythology of Nelson Mandela as a modern day idol.

Their Finest Hour

Invictus focuses on the New South Africa’s finest hour as the Springbok rugby team, led by Francois Pienaar, won the World Cup. It also focuses on President Nelson Mandela’s finest hour as he donned the Springbok rugby team’s green and gold jersey and cap and publicly associated with the Springbok’s triumph.(Watch Part 2 of video interview below)

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London in the Twinkling of an Eye!

Traveling to Central London is always a main event for me. Traveling to London with a camera is Epic! It is by far the most beautiful city in the world  (okay,  after Zurich and Constance in Switzerland!). I tried to spend my spare time snapping away at a few items of historical interest. Time was against me and the sun was racing down over the horizon. This is what I came up with:

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You can look for West Minster Houses of Parliament, Statues of Winston Churchill,  Abraham Lincoln, King George IV, Nelson Mandela, Nelson’s Column (in Trafalgar Square), Entrance to The Mall, Queen’s guards, The London Eye, a spiral water fountain at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Back to usual blogging soon.