“A wise traveler never despises his own country.” – Pamela Goldoni. (swipe left to see what’s left)
THE KWAME NKRUMAH MAUSOLEUM AND MEMORIAL PARK.
This is dedicated to the prominent Ghanaian and first Prime Minister of Ghana 🇬🇭, Dr Kwame Nkrumah.
The mausoleum was designed by Don Aurthur and houses the body of Dr Kwame Nkrumah and his wife Fathia Nkrumah, it is meant to represent an upside down sword which in the Akan culture is a symbol of peace. The mausoleum is clad from top to bottom with Italian marble, with a black star at its apex to symbolize unity. The interior of the Mausoleum boasts marble flooring and a mini mastaba looking marble grave marker surrounded by river washed rocks.
A skylight at the top in the Mausoleum illuminates the grave, and at the right time, seems to reflect off the marble further emphasizing that beauty many have come to fall in love with.
The Mausoleum is surrounded by water which is a symbol of life. Its presence conveys a sense of immortality for the name Nkrumah. It shows that even in death he lives on in the hearts and minds of generations here and generations yet to come.