The walk to work, Pretoria

Most days, instead of getting off the Gautrain bus opposite the Treasury, at the corner of Thabo Sehume and Madiba, I get off at Madiba and Bosman, and walk the couple of blocks to work, past the Department of Public Works and the High Court, for what passes these days for exercise. I know, I need to take better care of my health, as Rob rightly reminds me, but at least this is something, right?!

I took these images on my way to work one morning, when the sun was still raking across the street, casting long shadows.

By the time you read this, and see them, Rob and I will be walking somewhere very different, out in the valleys and fields of the Midlands Meander, in KwaZulu Natal. Anglo-Boer War territory, for those of you who are history buffs – and close to Howick, where Nelson Mandela was captured, betrayed to the apartheid government by the CIA.

We have a week’s holiday booked (yeah!) first at Beverley Country Cottages, on a working farm in Dargle (Dargle is a name, yes, this is not a mistake) and then in the Drakensberg, at Berg House Cottages, near the Royal Natal National Park.

Google them if you like, but there will be photos aplenty once we get back, on the 6th of August, and I resume blog service.

4 responses to “The walk to work, Pretoria”

  1. Hey, here’s a way to increase your exercise. Switch from your Leica to a 4×5 Speed Graphic. With case, mine weighs about 18 kg. Lot’s more effort over the same distance and really great images, to boot!


    1. Great idea! If you’d like to ship it over…

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      1. Unfortunately, the bellows needs replacing and it has a place of honor in my collection of cameras. 2nd place, after my functionaing pre-WWII Voightlander twin reflex/620 and before my 1st of type Olympus clamshell P&S. However, once you return to the New World, I would be willing to make a long-term loan.


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