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A recent walk around this Mission truly brought home the industriousness of the Trappist Monks and their successors. Aside from the centerpiece, St Andrews Church are the large derelict remains of the extensive workshops and agricultural buildings. There is evidence of a large dairy, piggery...

These buildings in Princes Street form part of the greater Addington Hospital Complex which was built in 1932. For me these simple buildings are so significantly enhanced by simple architectural features and adornments. These simple but effective adornments are missing from modern buildings. [caption id="attachment_114661" align="aligncenter" width="300"]...

It's refreshing to see a property developer upgrading an old heritage building. This was the case when JT Ross redeveloped this old factory which are now upmarket offices and have Jonsson's Clothing as a key tenant. The factory was built in 1925 for Hunt Leuchers...

Artist Dane Stops, is a fine artist and also has artwork on the wall at the KZNSA Gallery in Glenwood. A lot of this work in graffiti form has little merit but Dane's work is superb and of really high standard....

[caption id="attachment_114479" align="aligncenter" width="300"] New promenade between harbour mouth and Moya Pier[/caption] The new extension of the promenade between the Umgeni Mouth and Moya is a great boon to strollers. The extension is about 750 m but also links onto the harbour north pier where one...

Sir Albert Hime (1842 - 1919), after whom Himeville was named, was an engineer who arrived in Natal from Bermuda in 1875.He was responsible for many engineering advances in Natal. He was to become Natal's PM in 1899. [caption id="attachment_114421" align="aligncenter" width="205"] Sir Albert Hime[/caption] Peter Mckenzie...

[caption id="attachment_114371" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Ornate arch of the entrance to the Royal Hotel[/caption] Kokstad was named after the Griqua Chief Adam Kok III who had trekked over the berg from west Griqualand. The Royal Hotel was built in 1881 by an African American, an illicit  diamond dealer,...

Instead of being slovenly, take an early wake up with the sun rising in the east and savor Durban's beaches. The air is fresh and especially at low tide the beachfront can be walked along the waters edge from Blue lagoon to Ushaka. This is...

[caption id="attachment_114162" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Umzimkulu road bridge with remains of Bazley wall (Rock)  and Kinsey Wall (concrete),harbour works in foreground[/caption] For years the settlers in the Port Shepstone area wanted to build a harbour to receive supplies and ship off their produce, mainly sugar. The river...

[caption id="attachment_114144" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Umhlanga Rocks - A photographers paradise[/caption] In order to celebrate the summer break, in this post I have chosen a few  images of the Umhlanga beaches. Umhlanga Beaches have a wide variety of moods and lie alongside the promenade which extends for 2.5...

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record

KZN: A Photographic and Historical Record