World’s View…

Is the burial site of Cecil John Rhodes. Luckily its not a steep climb, rather the entrance fee of $4.00 that puts us off visiting. Luckily, we had a friend with us who insisted…!

The grave of Cecil John Rhodes

Simple words as you see.Grave of Cecil John Rhodes, World's View

Just down the hill is the memorial “TO BRAVE MEN” Four relief panels (copper, I think, judging by the green stains) are built into a memorial built with huge granite blocks. About five metres tall, it seems tiny against the background of the Matopos.

Worlds View memorial

To Brave Men MemorialIts not called World’s View for nothing…

Cecil John Rhodes Grave

This view (above) is taken standing with the memorial at my back. Taken in late summer, the grass is turning golden.Rhodes Grave

I was very lucky with the light – the strong African sun was partly obscured by a cloud and it meant I could take photos from both sides of World’s View.
Cecil John Rhodes Grave

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8 thoughts on “World’s View…

  1. You know I spent many years growing up in Bulawayo, not quite, Plumtree school and spent many a happy week end with Sixpence Kinleyside who’s Dad was long standing Mayor of Bullies. Yet I have never visited World’s View or Rhodes’s grave, how sad.

    • THAT is very sad, Spook. You really should have done that at least, although I prefer other places in the Matopos like Ififi and Mshelele Dam…When you come home sometime, make sure you get hold of me and we will go to World’s View – just don’t forget your Zim ID – or you pay $10.00 for the pleasure!

  2. Hi,
    Your Matopas pics have brought back so many lovely memories. Bit heartsore. Thank you none-the-less.
    Regards Greg.

  3. Hopefully by getting money they will realise its potential and not desecrate like the trend in SA. Never made it thre. Thank you.

  4. I can remember back in the 70’s, we would have a party at someone’s house for New Year, then a group of us would pile into cars and head up to Worldsview to see the Sun rise. Although we were already fairly pouggie we would have our road pops and sing and cheer when the sun came up. Just another wonderful memory of a great life for which I will ever be thankful.

    Thank you Frankie for bringing this all back to mind and the sights smells and sounds to the forefront.

  5. Pingback: Centenary Park, Bulawayo | Frankie Kay Foto's

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