Interesting to compare this pic taken when the sculpture was first installed to how it looks today. The plants have grown and it looks more settled in the urban landscape.
Have posted before on what is new and happening in Braamfontein. The ‘Renaissance’ includes: the Neighbourhood Goods Market , the South Point building refurbishments for urban accommodation (sorely needed for Wits students), and the public art, starting with Van den Berg’s iconic Eland marking the entry into Braamies from the north and including the quirky metal trees that dot the pavements (See http://www.joburgnews.co.za/2007/jul/jul6_trees.stm)
There is an opportunty to see all these new developments with a walking tour lead by Alex Parker and Clare Eisenstein of the Parktown Westcliff Heritage Trust on Saturday 26th November. The tour starts at 9.30. Meet at the Holy Trinity Church, 16 Siemens Street, Braamfontein (diagonally opposite the Eland). NB if you park there cars will have to be moved not later than 1.00 pm because there is a wedding taking place that afternoon.