Archive | August, 2017

Marian Villa – Pietermarizburg

Marian Villa, in Alexander Road, which is now a retirement home, was built in 1914 by Dr Conrad Akerman and named Coneth-Moar. This home represents many of the iconic homes built in this period and has had many names ,as it has been bought and sold over the last century. (Lansdown, Whittingham). The house was […]

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Rawdons Hotel – Nottingham Road

I recently had an inspiring flight with sculptor Owen Llewellyn Davies over the Midlands and shot this image of Rawdons Hotel, built in 1954 by David Rawdon. No matter the time of the year this hotel seems to blend in with the seasons. A bit similar as to how the hotel operates, with warm fires […]

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Chief Albert John Mvumbi Luthuli

A memorial has recently, in July 2017, been erected in Groutville, to commemorate Albert Luthuli. The memorial has a summary of his life and is a National Heritage site. Albert Luthuli was born in Rhodesia in 1898, but relocated to Umvoti Mission in 1908. From here he taught at Adams Mission (1922). In 1927 he […]

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