Touch of Africa

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Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:40 pm

Thought I would let you see a bit of the South African countryside as we see it everyday.

The Drakensberg Mountains - middle of SA
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From a different perspective
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A country cottage in a safari camp
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The Boabab tree - this one several hundred years old.
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Typical Hunters camp
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Weekend quad bike outride
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:44 pm

Thanks for sharing Robbie.
I like #1-2 most.
The baobab tree is spoiled by those wires, unfortunately.
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Javelin » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:53 pm

We see very few pictures of SA on the forums. it would be great to see your posts in the future. Very nice

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Winston » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:16 pm

Baobob trees fascinate me...nice series.
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:50 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:The baobab tree is spoiled by those wires, unfortunately.


Picture was taken from the side of the road, unfortunately fences and telephone wires are a reality. But to make amends, here is one taken from within the Bushveld.

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Winston, another boabab for you then. hehe
Javelin, would be a pleasure to post pics of this wonderful country. Let me know what you would like to see: towns, wildlife, birds, people, anything else? Will try and oblige.

Thanks for looking guys.

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Unread postby Dr. Harout » Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:58 pm

RobbieA wrote:Let me know what you would like to see: towns, wildlife, birds, people, anything else?


Everything... :D
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Javelin » Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:06 pm

I'm with the Doc. anything and everything. I'm going to be burried in snow here in a few weeks and for the next months the world won't have much colour.

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Unread postby [SiC] » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:08 am

Very nice set of pictures :)
Keep posting!

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby aster » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:23 am

Africa is always interesting! :D
I'm glad you're sharing this beautiful, wild, vast piece of land with us. None of the natural environment or habitat can be found anywhere else with such generous abundance...

Hope to see more,
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:24 am

aster wrote:Africa is always interesting! :D
I'm glad you're sharing this beautiful, wild, vast piece of land with us. None of the natural environment or habitat can be found anywhere else with such generous abundance...

Hope to see more,
Yildiz

It's a pleasure to share this with you. It is not all wild over here, we have large towns and urban life as well, but once you leave the urban jungle, you can be in the wild within one or two hours drive, depending in which part of the country you are. South Africa is all about the "big five" animals, and I will over the next while share some pics of these with you. We can start today with the lion.

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and for some city life, I am sure you have all heard of our past president, Nelson Mandela. Well this bridge was named after him, it was the first bridge like this in S.A. This is just off downtown Johannesburg.

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby aster » Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:44 am

Ah, a mighty lion! Very impressive indeed...Lions make the top of the list of things that we corrolate with Africa... :D

Of course we know Africa is not about the wilderness only, and you have very advanced cities like Johannesburg in South Africa which makes it all the more intriguing to me. You only have to travel a small distance to leave behind civilization and walk about the wild, untamed creatures of sorts. This definitely doesn't happen to us in this part of the world I assure you...

I like the nightshot of the bridge and its surroundings too, a very crisp image with good colours...

Thank you and will gladly follow the photo-route you lay before us for getting to know the Africa that you see... :D
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Winston » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:01 pm

Thanks for posting the Baobob photo. Last june I spent two days in Tarangere NP, Tanzania. Lots of Baobobs there. Brought home many images.

This one was quite big. A recent windstorm had torn off a large branch. Some of the trunk wall went with it, revealing the hollow core.
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby RobbieA » Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:37 pm

Don't think that people realise the pure enormity of these trees. Puts it in perspective when a person stands next to one. There are even trees that people have used to live inside, just demonstrating the size and the hollowness inside. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Dr. Harout » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:31 pm

Impressive shot Winston.
Who's on the picture?
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Re: Touch of Africa

Unread postby Winston » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:47 pm

Dr. Harout wrote:Impressive shot Winston.
Who's on the picture?

Taken with my KM 28-75.
He's the fellow that organizes our trips.
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