It’s a fascinating topic this week, and to check out other portrayals of the ‘monumental’, click on the link here.
The information board tells us that this monument pays tribute to the Portuguese seafarers of the 15th century who rounded the Cape of Good Hope in the late 1400’s. As they ventured along their journeys of exploration they left stone padraos to mark their accomplishment; all under the guise of the Christian cross. Was this era of colonial expansionism and exploitation a shameful part of history, or one which we should be paying tribute to? What do you think?