Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Beach at Beach View, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape.

There are thousands of smoothed pebbles on the beach at Beach View.   We went for a drive last Sunday and stopped there for Vanessa to find the perfecly round ones that she wants to paint.   Keep an eye on her Blog and you will be surprized.

Millions of smooth stones

It was High Tide and the pebbles in the water were colourful.
Harvey was rock hopping
A big piece of marble embedded in the larva rocks

There are so many, which one do you take?

Sunday, 27 March 2011

In The Addo National Park

During August last year, my sister Daphne & I, visited the Addo Park and while we were having our lunch, a pair of Francolin stopped by and asked to for a share.   They were so beautiful and we enjoyed feeding them on a piece of bread.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The Lighthouse on the Donkin Reserve

A while ago when I had to go to the Receiver of Revenue in Chapel Street, I had my camera with me and I took some unusual shots of our old Lighthouse.   I have also included some taken from the hill and finally there is one of our famous Horse Memorial.

The first two photos taken from the Donkin Reserve.

These two photos taken from Chapel Street

The Horse Memorial at the top of Russell Road.

The Famous Settlers Houses in Donkin Street

Sunday, 13 March 2011

The Heart Of Our City

Port Elizabeth was named after the wife of Sir Rufane Donkin,the acting Governor of the Cape in 1820.  The city has spread out from the market square in front of the City Hall and now covers miles of the Eastern Cape.   The great pity is that very few people venture into the heart of the city these days as it is not safe down there.   Here are a few photos which I have taken since returning here in 1995.  
This is our City Hall with an exotic tree growing in the garden.
The City Hall.

Queen Victoria stands guard over our city.

The beautiful library building in front of which is the statue of Queen Victoria.
Behind the city hall is the old post office building which has recently been restored and painted.
This is Whites Road which runs down from the hill straight to the City Square.
The little Grenn Matiz parked on the left is mine.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Sunrise From Our Stoep

We are very lucky to have an open space in front of our east facing house with the result that we can see the sun rising every morning from our front door.   I have captured some spectacular sunrises which I want to share with you.  We live in Ben Kamma, a suburb of Port Elizabeth.

The Shifting Sand At Cape Recife

Port Elizabeth is known for it's wind and you are told to go to the beach early before eleven o'clock because after that the wind starts to blow and sweep away the human footprints.   Here are some photos that I took of the beautiful windswept sand near the Cape Recife Lighthouse.

Finally the sand is blown into the sea just to be washed up again beautifully clean.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011