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[caption id="attachment_118904" align="aligncenter" width="242"] Sir David Hunter KCMG 1841-1914[/caption] Colinton House on Durban’s Berea was built by Sir David Hunter KCMG in 1898 on a piece of land described as Bock Z of Townlands which at the time was on the outskirts of the Borough. The former...

The former Natal Command HQ was sold under dubious circumstances nearly 20 years ago and the dispute as to ownership continues to this day. All that remains is the front façade and the collapsing church, that was supposed to be cared for. The front façade has concrete...

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Someone has been very busy clearing up this WWII Gun Battery site and exposing some of the remaining structures like the observation tower, Bunkers and gun platform. This space is large and could be used as an entertainment area for children and even a restaurant...

A visit to Moses Mabhida Stadium after 6 months of lockdown is interesting. The screen panels continue to disappear. I noticed this started in 2005, a mere 5 years after the stadium was built. The Sky Car is inoperative and has been for some 18...

It's a nice change to see that the Edwardian, Hollis House built, by Jack George Hollis has been restored (2020). Prior to this the house had been severely burnt, restored and then left in a state of disrepair, after being used as a restuarant. George Hollis...

[caption id="attachment_118158" align="aligncenter" width="233"] Addington Children's Hospital entrance 2010 with Della Robbia above door.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_118159" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sketch by Mary Stainbank in design of sculpture for the Children's Hospital.[/caption] The sketch for the sculpture above the Prince entrance was drawn by Mary Stainbank for the Addington...

After five weeks of lock-down it was great to spend a day with a picnic in this game reserve and enjoy the game and flora. A bonus was that the manager allowed us to picnic on the veranda of their signature lodge, Lead-wood Lodge. It...

[caption id="attachment_117790" align="aligncenter" width="141"] House Biermann - Spiral cast iron stairway[/caption] Barrie Biermann (1924 - 1991) who spent much of his working life teaching at the School of Architecture, built a home for himself in Glenwood that became admired by his colleagues for its brilliant use...