Cover of the new edition of Getaway. This selfie business is getting out of hand. It won’t be long before every magazine cover is a selfie, and the only purpose of professional photographers will be to take pictures of people taking selfies, and to take selfies of themselves. http://ift.tt/1nfRRBR
Stay in your lane! My oldest daughter, who goes to Wits, took this pic of a police car forcing a minibus to reverse all the way on the Rea Vaya bus lane, which is, as the name suggests, meant for Rea Vaya busses only. http://ift.tt/1gNQtBd
The Pier in Umhlanga is one of my favourite structures in the world. It gazes broodily out to sea, a cross between the hull of a ship and the rib-cage of a whale. It is a short stroll to the end, and the ocean rages below you. Standing here always makes me feel like a mariner, looking to the horizon, where dragons lie in wait and the new world beckons. http://ift.tt/1ekKFVo
The Pier, Umhlanga. http://ift.tt/1kL4Sli
We all heart Umhlanga, but Sheldon from Joburg wants the world to know he loves Chantel too. http://ift.tt/1k4gvFw
Moonrise, Umhlanga. http://ift.tt/1k4gt0l
Power dawns, Joburg. http://ift.tt/1jK1YkH
IStore, Cresta, doors opening soon. http://ift.tt/1lWLh2H
This is Dianne Duncan. She is part of a group of volunteers who feed and care for the feral cats on the campus of Wits University. The cats are trapped and neutered and then released back into their small colonies, to keep the population under control. The neutered cats have an ear clipped to make them easily identifiable. Sometimes, homes are found for the more “homeable” cats, and any kittens that happen to “fall through the cracks” are trapped and fostered and put up for adoption. My teenage daughter is doing a school project on ferals, so I tagged along to watch the feeding yesterday. The cats are a tough and hardy bunch, with very distinctive personalities. But as Dianne says, “a cat is a cat is a cat.” And these are no different in their felinity. http://ift.tt/1r3JnkB
Standard Bank HQ, Rosebank, Joburg. It’s a bold and dynamic glass structure. The trees on the avenue are a little scrawny, but they’ll grow. http://ift.tt/1oTBRoq
I like this overhead artwork in the new Standard Bank atrium in Rosebank. http://ift.tt/1oTBOZS
Joburg’s latest tourist attraction: the Big Hole of Coleraine Road, River Club, Sandton. This road doesn’t have a pothole; this pothole has a road. http://ift.tt/1izMDCT
Laundry basket cat. This Joburg weather reminds me of the smell of England, which is the smell of damp laundry airing indoors, and tea. http://ift.tt/1g67NoL
"Urban Savannah": this backdrop to a building at Bank City in Joburg creates an effective illusion of the wide-open plains. http://ift.tt/1hAd7kr
Joburg: where a big red line in the middle of a dedicated Bus Rapid Transit lane is taken to mean “fast lane” to any driver who is in a hurry. Which in Joburg, is any driver. I’ve seen ordinary cars as well as taxis using this lane. It’s an unfair and potentially very dangerous practice, and it flies in the face of public transport principles that are well-established and respected elsewhere in the world. But hey, this is Joburg. http://ift.tt/1pCBaCY
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