Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
A couple of pachyderms having a meal together at the Addo Elephants National Park just outside Port Elizabeth. I just loved the fact that the second elephant actually looks like the first one's reflection.
Monday, June 28, 2010
which commemorates those who have fallen in the Anglo Boer War (1899 - 1902). This site was chosen as it is situated "in the mids of our daily work" and would be seen often, serving as a inspiration of peace.
The church seats 1200 people with seating downstairs as well as on a gallery. A very interesting and curious feature of the church is all the graffiti on the pews up on the mezzanine. The boys from nearby Kingswood Collage use to come to the church for services until they got their own chapel in the 1950's. It became a tradition to carve out your name in the wood. in 1872 the church employed a law man to try and catch the kids doing it, but that never worked and the tradition lived on.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
On the fence behind the spring is a sign with the following words:
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I imagine the cow that doesn't give milk will also be found on top of a spire. This one wasn't a church though. It stands on top of a gazebo at Fancourt Golf Estate in George on the Garden Route
The dragon of St George sits on top of one of the pavilions at the St Georges Park cricket ground in Port Elizabeth. St Georges is the oldest test stadium in South Africa.
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
The Voortrekker Monument stands on top of a hill outside the city of Pretoria and can be seen from all directions as one approaches it. The monument was opened in 1949 and stands 40 meters long, 40 meters wide and 40 meters high. This massive granite structure was built in honour of the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1853 to get away from British rule and find land to call their own.
Inside the monument are three levels. On the entrance level (middle level) visitors will find the historical wall frieze. It represents the history of the Voortrekkers and depicts scenes that played itself off during the trek. Another feature of the monument is the Cenotaph on the bottom level of the monument and engraved with the words: "WE FOR YOU SOUTH-AFRICA". Once a year, at mid-day on the 16th of December, a ray of the sun shines through a hole in the dome to illuminate these words.
For more information on the monument, visit Wikipedia.