South Africa: Where he stood

This is Ellis Park Stadium, the Johannesburg rugby venue Nelson Mandela visited as South Africa's president in 1995, startling and inspiring millions of South Africans (and sparking, years later, the film "Invictus"). I showed up one day in early 2010, found the stadium open in the aftermath of some community event, and strolled right out onto the grass. Today I'm picturing those seats all full again.

<br /><br />Read more: <a href="http://www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-southafrica-20100523,0,335599.story">South Africa: On the ball between matches</a>

( Christopher Reynolds / Los Angeles Times / December 5, 2013 )

This is Ellis Park Stadium, the Johannesburg rugby venue Nelson Mandela visited as South Africa's president in 1995, startling and inspiring millions of South Africans (and sparking, years later, the film "Invictus"). I showed up one day in early 2010, found the stadium open in the aftermath of some community event, and strolled right out onto the grass. Today I'm picturing those seats all full again.

Read more: South Africa: On the ball between matches

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