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Stanger Cemetery

It was an interesting outing filling some gaps in the Stanger (kwaDakuza) area, but rather disconcerting to see how the municipal cemeteries are being abused. Many of the old graves are being desecrated, and worse they are being dug up and new corpses taking up residence. This is particularly sad, in that the headstones are […]

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Durban – Kings House

I still hope to photograph King’s House in Morningside but it has the look and feel of Alcatraz, despite not being used too often. Pity our local ruling bosses don’t take a leaf out of Helen Zille’s book. She has opened up the gardens of her residence Leeuwenhof, in Cape Town every Saturday for the Oranjezicht market. […]

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Livingstone Primary School

I have recently completed a photo shoot at this school and which has historic buildings dating back to 1910. It is clear from the visit that there are some very special and committed people at this School for children, requiring remedial assistance. The school structures are in good shape and the material produced by the […]

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Durban City Hall

At last I got access to the City Hall in the City in which I live. On two prior occasion’s I have tried to get access to photograph the war memorial plaques in the main hall only to be turned away by security, and a City Hall Supervisor (very grumpy one !). Yesterday I tried […]

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Adams Mission – Amanzimtoti

The Old Adams Mission near Amanzimtoti is in a poor state of repair similar to many of the old Mission schools in the Province. One aspect that is inexcusable however is the litter strewn around the School estate. Surely it’s not too difficult for the scholars to do an occasional clean up and be taught […]

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Talana Museum – Dundee

The Talana Museum has a number of exciting events planned for October 2014 that are planned to compliment the International Military History Conference to be held there between 20 and 22 October 2014. Go to for full details of these events.In itself the Talana Museum is a world class experience and is built on […]

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Doesberg & Harold Johnson – North Coast

One of the Towns (??) I had not covered on the North Coast was Doesberg, just south of the Tugela. I must have blinked because I never found this strangely named destination. Whilst on my way I stopped off at Harold Johnson Nature Reserve, which during the week is a wonderful place to look out […]

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A thank you to Murray Witherspoon (Marketing) and Sally Berriman, (Rector’s P.A.) for the help and friendliness on my visit to Michaelhouse. The buildings and grounds are really superb, even with this exceptionally dry winter, but without the people to match, the buildings are just awesome structures with no spirit. I just got the feeling […]

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Oakford Priory – Verulam

I visited Oakford Priory near Hazelmere Dam and was able to photograph parts of the school and the Priory and the memorials commemorating those Dominican Sisters who served there. Sadly there seems to some dispute over access to the site and the buildings are in need of repair. I was mentioning my visit to a […]

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Maputaland Trip

I have just finished my Maputaland trip which took me through Hluhluwe, Mbaswana, Mangusi, Pelindaba, Ndumo, Ingwavuma, Josini, Ubombo and Mkuze. These towns stated as small trading posts to serve the local communities and have in some cases become strong commercial centres. There is little of architectural merit in the towns but they are changing […]

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