Kenya: Mombasa, Tusks

Tusks - Stoßzähne

Ein Wahrzeichen der Stadt Mombasa an der Kilindini Road, die Stoßzähne aus Aluminium. Von der Ferne betrachtet sehen die Tusks wie ein großes "M" aus, dem Zeichen für Mombasa.

Errichtet wurden Sie nach einer Idee von Richard Ambrose Wilson. Seine Tochter schrieb mir im März 2008 folgendes:

My name is Sandra Collins (nee Wilson). My father Richard Ambrose Wilson "Tug" as he was known worked for the Mombasa Municipality and conceived the 'idea' of building The Famous Tusks that stand on Kilindini Rd. It was to be a temporary structure for a Royal Visit. I think it was HRH Princess Margaret. I wonder if it is documentated that he was the architect from conception to completion of this famous landmark? I recall as a child him working "day and night" on this project and it is with a great sense of pride that I see they still stand majestically. The idea came to him from the tusks on the 10 cent coin. I wonder if anyone knows the history of the tusks, and the name of the man who was responsible?

Am 26.03.2008 erhielten wir von Sam Kaye diese Nachricht:

My grandfather Alexander Fraser was an architect and my mother said he worked on the tusks - I don't know exactly what he did but I know my mother has cine film of her presenting flowers to Princess Margaret when she came to visit.

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