21 June 2010

Donkin facelift

The revamp of the Donkin is coming on nicely, thanks to the vision and initiative of the Mandela Bay Development Agency.

We had an early start on Sunday morning, after responding to a false burglar alarm and were able to enjoy the sunrise and the area with a bus load of Chilean supporters.

One of the aims is to make the area more user friendly, by opening up the view, landscaping the gardens and creating places to sit and chill out. The buildings have been well renovated and the area around the lighthouse has been repaved with flair and colour. 

When the project is complete the Donkin will also feature a number of sculptures by prominent local artists, which will be part of the Donkin Art Journey. The first statue to be installed is one by local sculptor Anton Momberg.  

Work has come to a stop since the start of the World Cup Soccer, but visiting the area one is able to get a good idea of where it is going. If you want to read more about the project you can visit the MBDA website by following this link. 


Firefly said...

I popped down there for sunrise yesterday morning and will be posting about it in due time as well. The Donkin is really starting to look good. I can't wait for it to be all finished to see the final product.

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a gorgeous spot :)