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Great holmertz 2014-03-24 9:30

Hello Rosemary,
I remember the earlier photos very well, so it's interesting to see the controversies going on. To erect a giant statue of somebody still alive - and whose party is still running the country - smells a lot of arrogance and authoritarianism to me. After all, Nujoma is no Mandela. But this is still a good photo with the rather too imposing structures given a cloudy sky as a fine backdrop. As usual the large version greatly enhances the impression.
Kind regards,
Gert

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Hello Gert

Your critique got my mind spinning and I came to the conclusion that perhaps this is partly to do with the cult of personality and the elevation of one single person to a god-like status, ignoring his human frailties and ignoring the fact (in this case) that independence was the result of many peoples cries being heard and many peoples sacrifice.

You may be interested in this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cult_of_personality and this link gives the details on the 'art factory' where the statue was made http://www.businessweek.com/articles...nument-factory

Thanks as always for your interest.

Rosemary
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