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Durban – Deliberate neglect

This seems to be another example of deliberate neglect to evade the law, and requirements of IMAFA. This house in Durban’s Morningside, that used to belong to the Pickford family, is definitely protected. To get around the legal requirements, some new owners allow the property to degrade to the point they are condemned. Some owners even go […]

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Durban Beaches

The beauty of Durban’s  beachfront never fails to amaze me. People come and go, the seasons change, the tides come in and recede, people litter and disrespect our natural heritage, but somehow they (so far) recover.

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Art Deco Tour of Point by Prof. Franco Frescura

Last Sunday saw the Art Deco Society based in Durban, hosting a tour of the older remaining buildings on the Durban Point, by Professor  Franco Frescura, former Chair of Architecture at UKZN. The tour included discussions on buildings such as the Old Railway Station, Edwardian and Victorian residences, Warehouses, Seaman’s Institute, Port Officials houses, old […]

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Durban Hindu Temple – Shree Thakurdwala – Somtseu Road

After 3 days of rain the Durban Hindu Temple in Somtseu road was shining out like a beacon in the morning sun. This temple was one of three built by descendants of the original Indian settlers. Two were demolished to make way for the magistrates courts and Durban Station. This Temple is in immaculate condition […]

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Kearsney College – Bothas Hill

The complete album of this college can be viewed under Galleries – Schools & Universities and has images of the facilities, honours boards, and buildings, including the Chapel featured here.   Kearsney is a private school for boys that was founded by Sir Liege Hulett about 10 kilometers west of Stanger, but relocated to Botha’s […]

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ST Johns D.S.G. – Pietermaritzburg

  It is always a pleasure visiting schools, and the opportunity to photograph St Johns D.S.G. was no exception. Schools seem to attract helpful and energized people, and my thanks to Sarah Cole -Edwards in the marketing department for her kind assistance. St Johns was founded in 1897 for the education of girls and continues […]

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Tugela Valley

The Tugela region isn’t only about Nkandla and our current State President. The Tugela Valley is especially beautiful and a day drive from Durban via Eshowe, Nkandla, Jameson’s Drift, Middle drift, Kranskop and back, is well worth the effort. Along the route are majestic views, pristine forests, hot springs, rural scenes and great drives. This […]

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Umhlanga Rocks 2016 Development

The images attached to this post demonstrate how quickly it is “out with the old and in with the new:. I have been photographing the Pearls and Oceans developments as they proceed and will continue with this exercise going forward. The attached images show the Umhlanga Country Club bowling greens earlier in 2016, and  a […]

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Cabbage Express and Weenen Nature Reserve

I have just posted up images of the old Cabbage Express that ran from Estcourt to Weenen between 1906 and 1983. Although some enlightened individuals tried to save the line from closure, for tourism purposes, the powers that be at SATS chose to “do the dirty”. The route is very scenic and a large part […]

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Ken Gillings – Dedication

This post is dedicated to the memory of Ken Gillings, who died tragically at Cape Vidal whilst on holiday with his family. Ken was  well known for many of his publications on this Province, specializing in Military , and in particular the Anglo Zulu War and Anglo Boer War. He was also a long standing […]

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