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la mariposa goes to Walter Sisulu botanical gardens

A few weeks ago,  I wrote that I would share things you can do in Johannesburg. One of the things I was impressed about Joburg is how green it is. There's a part of town where there are rows and rows of trees. It has the largest man made forest in the world, how amazing is that?
Because of this, there are a few major parks to visit, but one of my favorites was the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens.



[mini poem inspired by this photo:
in between that state of mind
just before our eyes open
Is when we see more clearly
bright, clear and sure 
the sun touches our skin with its light 
then it passes 
and dances itself away ]


This beautiful place was named after one of South Africa's most important leaders in the fight against apartheid. He was one of the key figures in the ANC (African National Congress) and the person who brought the future preseident, Nelson Mandela, into the organization. He was imprisoned for 25 years for his political activities. He was releases in 1989, when he was 77 …

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