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Last weeks revisit to Greytown was disturbing from the point of view of the effects of the current drought. I have never witnessed the town looking so dry at this time of the year. As of my visit, the Municipality had reduced water availability...

It's amazing how when you think you have covered most of the Meander sites or attractions that you still manage to come up with some undiscovered gems. Glen Afton is a case in point. This small farm near Mount West was established in the 1850's,...

Umgeni Steam Railway is a blast from the past and deserves support especially since so many of these narrow gauge railways have been given the chop. USR which runs from Kloof to Inchanga and back, takes about four hours including the stop over at the Inchanga...

Whilst photographing the road and rail bridges of the North Coast I had the good fortune to meet Kim Hagemann on his farm near Zinkwazi. As well as allowing me to record the well kept family cemetery he also permitted me to photograph the private...

Hospitals were certainly well built with interesting architectural merit. With the assistance of the local "caretaker" I managed to gain access to this old derelict hospital in Loop Street. It's a bit like a time warp in that this hospital opened by Bishop Jolivet  in...

The usual courtesy by schools was afforded to me by Pietermaritzburg Girls High School, and in particular by Brett Acutt, the Academic Administrator. Thank you for allowing me to record your school. The School has a rich history dating back to 1925 and the main building...

I have just completed photographing the South coast bridges from Umbilo to Port Shepstone. Travelling along the south coast of KZN I have always been impressed with the multitude of bridges spanning the many rivers on the road & rail to the south. It has...

What an inspiring day ! Our great heritage and our great people. I hired the expertise of Bongani Mthembu a guide from Ethekweni Tourism to visit the amongst other sites,  the Phoenix settlement established by Mahatma Ghandi, Inanda Seminary and Ohlanga Institute. Thanks so much to...

The Greenpoint Lighthouse at Clansthal has a commanding view from atop a steep hill and is immaculately maintained. It is not surprising in that the Keeper, Raymond Wyeness has been in the business for 33 years and his father before him. He says he has...

Thanks to Ian and Bill for allowing me to record the club. Sadly this club will before long be assigned to history.When established this club would have been on fringe land but now occupies prime real estate. A new shopping center is planned for the...