Dating back to the founding with distinguished Victorian-era architecture including the 1890 Ou Raadsaal (parliament of the Transvaal Republic which preceded South Africa) and the 1897 Palace of Justice (where visitors can see prison cells and the courtroom where Nelson Mandela and his compatriots were sentenced to life in 1964); and at the centre of the lawn, the top-hat-wearing statue of “the Old Lion”, Paul Kruger the larger-than-life president of South Africa during the last 17 years of the 19th century.

Read more in my post Marching to Pretoria, South Africa.



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