And then we had ice cream at the Union Buildings

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Well, almost! It's an old tradition between my mom and I, and we thought that after our trip to Klapperkop, we might as well treat my Flip to one of our weird, wonderful and age-old traditions. The Union Buildings used to have guys riding around on bikes selling all sorts of ice creams, but not one single guy was there on Sunday. Boo on you, ice cream people, boo on you!

Still made for a photo opp (which was taken by my measly little Samsung phone, so excuse the quality). And then we had some ice cream at a Steers in Queenswood. No photos on that one, but it was messy and ice creamy and delicious. I love ice cream!

A little history lesson for those who don't know anything about the Union Buildings according to Wikipedia:

The Union Building form the official seat of the South African government and also house the offices of the President of South Africa. The imposing buildings are located in Pretoria, atop Meintjieskop, occupying the highest point in Pretoria.

These buildings, built from light sandstone were designed by the architect Sir Herbert Baker in the English monumental style and are 285 m long. They have a semi-circular shape, with the two wings at the sides, this serves to represent the union of a formerly divided people.

If you want to know more about the Union Buildings, I suggest you google it, there is so much information to process :)

The Flip

Look at us, looking like tourists in my own hometown!

The Old Folks! Haai shame, I love them so much!


Jenna said...

Looks like so much fun! - I haven't been to the Union Building yet, but we'll have to take a trip there one weekend!

And... you definitely have to stop my Stellenbosch when you can - I only have good things to say about it :)


Sam said...

This post brings back so many memories for me. I had to do a whole assignment on the Union Buildings in Uni.

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