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To celebrate my 13 years on TE, which falls at the end of this month, I decided to do another post inspired by the generous soul of Johnny Clegg, the “Zoulou blanc” who died this July 16th. (My last post)
It’s again about Robben Island, the famous prison of Nelson Mandela and his prison fellows.

This view was taken from Table Mountain in Cape Town, from where you can see the “little” Robben Island in the distance.
In the foreground, the yellow flowers are part of the "Fynbos" ("Fine bush" in Afrikaans), a magnificent natural vegetation, specific to Western Cape and unique in the world.
In the middle ground is “Signal Hill" with the “Cape Town stadium” on the right where some of the famous Rugby World championship matches were played in 1995, and when the Springbok team won, with a lot of encouragement from “Madiba”.

In WS, I am adding 3 portraits of guides to the island.
In WS3 & WS2, the guides had been actual prisoners on the island and companions of Mandela. They were younger than him of course as He was 64 when he left the island in 1982. Both these guides had a great sense of humour. I suppose they had needed that to survive their very harsh prison sentence.
WS3 : The guide who welcomed us on the island and took us up to the living quarters of the prisoners.
WS2 This guide lead the visit to the living quarters
WS1 This is the young guy who was giving us explanations about the island during the bus tour.

Many thanks to all the members of TE who have supported me for those past 13 yrs, and for their patience. I don’t do many posts due to lack of time, but I try to be regular and do it with all my soul.
As for the pleasure of discovering your beautiful posts, it’s priceless !
After 13 yrs on the site, I have at last tried to change my profile on my overview page, but I am told my e-mail adress is not correct, and yet it is and has been for the last 13 years !

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