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Weekly Photo Find: The main road out of Bray

The village of Bray is at a border post between South Africa and Botswana. The adjacent villages on each side of the border bear the same name. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: The main road out of Bray”

Weekly Photo Find: A small town in the Karoo

Fraserburg in the arid Karoo was formally founded in 1851. This house was probably built during the wool boom in the late 19th or early 20th century. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: A small town in the Karoo”

Weekly Photo Find: Small town monument

The small town of Port Nolloth’s history is centred on what used to be called “nature’s bounty”, specifically the exploitation of seals, then copper and then diamonds. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: Small town monument”

Weekly Photo Find: The sand of Port Nolloth

In Port Nolloth, a small town on the north-western Diamond coast of South Africa, nature comes back most obviously in the form of the pale shifting sands of the dunes and desert. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: The sand of Port Nolloth”

Weekly Photo Find: The presence of nature in small towns

This photo shows a mother goat with her new-born baby, having just given birth in the street outside the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk in the small Eastern Cape town of Tarkastad. Continue reading “Weekly Photo Find: The presence of nature in small towns”

Total eclipse of the moon

On Friday, 27th July, we were fortunate enough to see a total eclipse of the moon. This eclipse is the longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century. Continue reading “Total eclipse of the moon”

Liquid reflections

This is a copy of an Agfa slide taken by my father in the 1970s. It features liquid reflections on the surface of the water of the Fever Tree-lined Inyamithi Pan at Ndumo Game Reserve in northern Zululand in South Africa. Continue reading “Liquid reflections”

Sunrise, sunset

This was the sunrise on the day after my mother died. She died on the 23rd April 2018, two days before her birthday and the day before the anniversary of my father’s death. Continue reading “Sunrise, sunset”

Paleolithic

Ordinary objects rendered slightly alien in space and time, in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge. Continue reading “Paleolithic”

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