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Windhoek is the capital city of Namibia and probably the most clean African town. Germans ruled this land for some decades, time enough to left marvelous buildings, Germanic habits and a terrible way of dealing with the natives (something that Apartheid regime and Nazis learned and improved).
At side of the fort and the main cathedral we can find this colonial monument paying homage to the victory of the German soldiers over the native tribes in the beginning of 20th century.
Many people think this kind of monument should be removed, but in my opinion it is the portrait of the history.
PS:According with my friend Rosemary, this monument was removed last December to a place inside Alte Feste Fort.
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Windhoek a capital da Nambia e, provavelmente, a mais limpa cidade Africana. Os alem綟s governaram estas terras por algumas d馗adas, tempo suficiente para deixar belos edifcios, h畸itos germ穗icos e um legado de sofrimento extremo para os nativos (algo que foi aprendido e aprimorado pelo regime do apartheid e pelos nazistas).
Prximo da catedral e do forte est este monumento prestando homenagem aos soldados alem綟s que derrotaram duas tribos que se desentendiam, isso no incio do s馗ulo 20.
Muita gente prefere que este tipo de monumento seja destrudo, mas em minha opini縊 algo que deve ser conservado, afinal o retrato da histria.

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13023 W: 174 N: 26972] (115156)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-22
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Travelogue: SOUTHERN AFRICA
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-21 16:21
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