Pete Foley

Pete Foley

Posted on 12/05/2013


Photo taken on May 28, 2000


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Farewell Mandela

Farewell Mandela
This is a very old photo, back when digital was new. It is the view from Table Mountain, showing the bay where the late, great Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. I have been taking a break from posting photos, but I felt a need to at least recognize the passing of arguably the greatest human being of the 20th century. Dignity, strength, compassion, intelligence, courage and wisdom are but a few of the qualities that enabled him to achieve what many people thought was the impossible, a relatively bloodless and peaceful transition of power in South Afrika. We can only wonder how many people owe their lives and livelihoods to that one extraordinary man. So a day to shed a tear, but also celebrate the long life of an extraordinary human being. Sadly, I don't think there is a current world leader who comes even close to him, and we could certainly use one. Peace

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Peter
Peter
Masterpiece................

Breathtaking View.....

Warm Greetings Pete.....
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific shot, Peter! Splendid composition and view.
Have a wonderful week!
3 years ago.
Phill G
Phill G
Nice write-up, Pete. I agree...the world is a poorer place for his passing. Such a humble, compassionate bloke; dignified, and so full of respect for mankind...yet with a fire in his belly to fight the fight. They don't make 'em like that anymore. Lovely shot, btw...great viewpoint.
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
Hi Pete. I am back to take another look at this great shot and tribute.
Have a wonderful weekend!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
A lovely tribute.
3 years ago.
William Skelly
William Skelly
A wonderful scene .
3 years ago.