Wednesday, April 29, 2009

City View

A view of the city looking north from a vantage point on Klapperkop hill. The buildings in the foreground is Unisa (University of South Africa). It is primarily a correspondence institution (alternatively referred to as ‘distance learning’).

The tall buildings further on are at the city center with the Magaliesburg range in the distance.

Monday, April 27, 2009


The Gautain bridges make progress across a busy highway between Pretoria and Johannesburg. This bridge is part of the new rapid rail link between the two cities that is under construction. With the steady population growth and the proliferation of businesses and industry between the cities, the traffic volumes have increased substantially over the past few years.
These bridge piers are quite fascinating in that the construction progresses without disrupting the traffic flow below. The green catch nets at the ends of the sections under construction prevent debris from falling. There are numerous similar bridges along the route.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Game

This keenly contested Super 14 rugby game is between the Blue Bulls (Pretoria) and the Stormers (Cape Town). The Bulls (dark blue jerseys) eventually won the match. The Super 14 tournament which is contested annually between 14 teams originating from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa is played annually between February and May. South Africans are passionate about their Rugby and are the current world champions.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Challenge

A fascinating set of statues at the Irene Village Mall. This pair of statues as well balanced and poised in perpetual challenge. It certainly captures ones attention and inspires the imagination as you pass them whilst doing your shopping. The whole shopping mall is well designed with a captivating layout and certainly adds to a pleasant shopping experience.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Peeping in from another world

An interesting view of the world as this cow pays us a visit at the new Irene Village Mall shopping center.

There has been a proliferation of new shopping malls that have mushroomed around the outer ring of Pretoria. Some have come up with some interesting scupltures like this one.