Mandela shrine recreates his 'long walk': architect
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was buried on Sunday in a garden with a winding path designed to lead visitors along the icon's "long walk" to freedom, the architect who created it said.
Mr Greg Straw designed and built Mandela's final resting place at the top of a hill overlooking the village of Qunu where the anti-apartheid hero spent his boyhood and much of his retirement.
A path stretches about 1.2km from the foot of the hill to Mandela's final vantage point.
"Every time you go and pay your respects you walk through the life and times of Madiba," Johannesburg-based Straw told AFP by telephone from Qunu after the burial.