Thursday, August 27, 2009

African wildlife art work

The detail and work that has gone into this mural is quite fascinating. It was painted on a wall in one of the industrial parks in Silverton which is in the north eastern side Pretoria. There are several murals depicting different scenes of African wildlife like this one.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

OR Tambo Airport

The newly completed inside of the section of the OR Tambo airport near the international arrivals section. The airport has undergone extensive upgrading and renovation in anticipation for the increase in the number of travelers to South Africa. It has also been done in preparation for the 2010 FIFA world cup to be hosted in South Africa next year.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

snakes 'n ladders fun

Fun in the park near Zoo lake in Johannesburg. These children were having great fun on a pleasant and warm August Sunday. Although it is still winter in South Africa the days are getting warmer with the nights still being a bit cold.

This snakes 'n ladders set is right in the middle of a children's playground where the can have fun while their parents look on and enjoy the afternoon in the park.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Gautrain Bridge

A section of the Gautrain bridge that is presently being constructed. This section crosses the M1 highway in Centurion.

The Gautrain project is a rapid rail transport system that will run between Pretoria and Johannesburg. It also has a link that services the O.R. Tambo airport in Kempton Park. With the influx and expanding business between the two cities this transport system should help to ease the traffic congestion.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A wet Pretoria

It was a cold and wet Saturday in Pretoria. The rain and wind made the city a little miserable. Rather unusual for this time of year. Our winters are normally dry. With spring approaching the days will gradually get warmer. We are fortunate in South Africa with the winters being relatively short. It really begins in the middle of May and ends mid August.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Corporate Identity

An interesting statue just outside the headquarters of one of the major cellular phone service providers in South Africa. Situated in Midrand, south of Pretoria the whole area has developed rapidly over the last decade.