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Another of our National Gems is St Patrick's Cathedral built in 1924, in Hope Street ,Kokstad. If you are passing through, do yourself a favour and visit this wonderful cathedral. You wont be disappointed, especially if you enjoy, the stained glass, which is in abundance.  [caption...

This present Government is intending to introduce a National Health Scheme (NHS), which is a noble ambition. However it cant even do the basics in maintaining its present infrastructure and look after the facilities for staff. The images below, are in the Addington Nurses' Home,...

Architecturally and with the many stained-glass windows, this natural sandstone 1882 Church is one of my favorites in KZN. The ambiance from the natural light seeping through the windows gives the interior a special peaceful aura.   I was grateful for Fr, Madoda Khumalo for giving...

Opening in 1845, the Royal Hotel, this iconic hotel has stood the test of time. (For 175 years.) It is however the hotel's Grill Room, that stays imprinted in the mind. The room with all its Colonial trappings, retains it's charm. As always I am drawn...

Whilst the 'mother' Lutheran Church (Kerk) at Moorleigh is still in good condition, the nearby Gnadenkirche is in ruins. It makes for great photography but is a reminder of bygone days when the thriving local community, although much smaller, seemingly able to maintain its properties....

Sunglasses will become essential on Umhlanga Ridge with all the glass cladding the new structures dominating the skyline. Perhaps some entrepreneurial sole could direct the reflecting rays onto solar panels? [caption id="attachment_115302" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Glass Arch[/caption] [caption id="attachment_115303" align="aligncenter" width="300"] A burst of light from the...

[caption id="attachment_115003" align="aligncenter" width="216"] Durban Central Post Office being strangled.[/caption] If the neglected state of the Durban Central Post Office is a metaphor for South Africa, take a trip into the Durban CBD and see for yourself the state of this national Monument that is being...

[caption id="attachment_114971" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Bridge hand played aboard ship 1917.[/caption] The above hand was played aboard SS Ivomaru on December 1918, bound from Cape Town to London. A call of 7 hearts was made, the players being Gen. Louis Botha, Lt Col. J Mulroney, Mr WE Barker...

The present law Courts on Victoria Embankment has a rich history. The first Durban hospital was at Bayside and the Natal Government Hospital was on this site from 1861 to 1879, when a new Addington Hospital was built in 1879. It was immediately commandeered by...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record