The house of the retired Bishop of Johannesburg, Rev Desmond Tutu, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. The house is at Barcela St., and is a short walk from Nelson Mandela’s house which is now a museum. It is amazing that 2 Nobel Peace Prise winners lived so close to each other in the same street.
(featured in The World as we See it, or as we Missed it.)
Desmond Mpilo Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, and primate of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).
After the fall of apartheid, Tutu headed the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Tutu has been active in the defense of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, homophobia, and transphobia. Tutu received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. Tutu has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.
Canon 500D, zoom lens.