Jozi inner city 3


Part 3 of my lovely city Johannesburg. You can find Part 1 and Part 2 here.  I’ve posted random pictures of the inner city so that you can get a feel of it.

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Jozi Inner City 2


I’ve blogged before about Jozi’s inner city. Here are some more pictures. Enjoy.

IMG_1618 IMG_1620 As I said before we went through the inner city right before the election.

The Red Bus passes by Luthuli House. Here a lot of South African history was made.IMG_1621 IMG_1622 IMG_1624 IMG_1625

The bus also passes Ghandi Square. Ghandi played a big part in our history.IMG_1626 IMG_1600 IMG_1601 IMG_1604 IMG_1606 IMG_1607 IMG_1608 IMG_1609 IMG_1610 IMG_1611

Some more of the inner city’s architecture

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Johannesburg- The City of Gold- Inner city


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.

IMG_1598 The bus departs from the Gautrain Park station. Minutes from going on the trip you are amazed at the views of Johannesburg.IMG_1599 IMG_1570My mom and I with my brother and his wife in the bacground.

IMG_1571 IMG_1572 IMG_1573The 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.IMG_1574This 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. IMG_1575 IMG_1576 IMG_1577 IMG_1578 IMG_1579 IMG_1581 When we took the trip it was rignt before our election so a lot of political posters was seen.IMG_1582 This bird decided that the heart of the City of Gold is the place to be.

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Parts of the inner city are still dirty but the city council is doing their best to solve the issue.IMG_1585 IMG_1586 IMG_1587 There are street vendors in abundance. Apples or banana’s anyone?

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Some more of the interesting architecture.IMG_1591 IMG_1592 IMG_1593 IMG_1594 IMG_1595 IMG_1596 IMG_1597

 

Find part 2 here.

 

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Spitzkoppe


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.  100_0537 100_0539 100_0545 100_0546 100_0547 100_0548 100_0567 100_0602 100_0605

There is no running water or electricity and safety might be an issue unfortunately. I don’t suggest going there in a small group.