Antartica Compass Rose - Cardiff Bay - Wales.
N 51° 27.674 W 003° 09.703
30U E 488765 N 5701130
Quick Description: 'Antartica 100 Memorial' Standing on a mosaic Compass Rose, commemorates the Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole. The sculpture is at the Roath dock in Cardiff Bay, from which this fateful expedition departed Wales
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/29/2012 12:14:28 AM
Waymark Code: WME39F
This sculpture 'Antartica 100 Memorial' commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 'Age of Antarctic Discovery' a Memorial to remember all the men from the crew that died on the Terra Nova expedition to the South pole.
The Sculpture shows a sledge being man hauled, the faces of the of men trapped in the ice, the tent, and the Ice caveset on a mosaic compass rose, the sculpture was created by Cardiff sculptor Jonathan Williams. The location is close to the Roath dock gates, where Scott's ship, the 'Terra Nova', set sail from at the outset of the fateful expedition on 15th June 1910.
"British explorer and team leader, Captain Robert Falcon Scott reached the South Pole during the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition on 17 January 1912. It was the expeditions second attempt and 34 days after Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen's team. got there first. On the return trip, Scott and his team died from starvation and extreme temperatures. In this link below are a collection of photos from the trip."
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