I’ve blogged before about Jozi’s inner city. Here are some more pictures. Enjoy.
The Red Bus passes by Luthuli House. Here a lot of South African history was made.
Some more of the inner city’s architecture
eGoli…..Jozi….Johannesburg. The different names for the second largest city in Africa gives an idea of the melting pot of cultures it is. From Soweto and Hilbrow to Houghton and Roodepoort this really is a remarkable place. Some people hate this city and others love it. No matter what side of the fence you are you must admit that this really is a one of a kind experience. I use the word experience because around every corner there is a new experience. My family and I went on the Red Bus Tour a while ago and it was really enjoyable. My sister in law is American and it was great to see South Africa through her eyes. They also have a blog you can find it here.
The architecture of Johannesburg is an array of old and new. The older buildings is more formal with colourful signs giving them a real african feel. The inner city has great examples of Art Nouveau to post-modern buildings. Read more about the architecture here.This gentlemen is proof that Jozi is a friendly city and that you don’t need to be a king or a queen to greet from your balcony. He isclose to the old Trust Bank building. It was built in 1970 to a height of 140 metres. When we took the trip it was rignt before our election so a lot of political posters was seen. This bird decided that the heart of the City of Gold is the place to be.
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Spitzkoppe between Usakos and Swakopmund is an amazing mountain in Namibia. It has an altitude of 1728 metres. It is an island of mountains on a vast plain. The Welwitschia mirabilis plants of the Namib Desert can be found here and can survive for two thousand years. I’ve camped there twice and it was an experience. We found an opening in the mountain and camped inside much like cave men. We climbed around on the Spitzkoppe. The views are amazing and there is a possibility of discovering a gem or two or even a desert rose. The stars above are very visible.
There is no running water or electricity and safety might be an issue unfortunately. I don’t suggest going there in a small group.