Category Archives: West Rand

Retrospective: By train to Magaliesburg 12AR-1535

One of the more obscure centenary celebrations coming up is that of 12AR-1535 “Susan”. This steam engine is the only remaining member of the SAR Class 12AR in the world, as well as being Reefsteamersā€™ oldest operating locomotive and the … Continue reading

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Changed Lives for an old church

While in the UK I have photographed a number of churches and cathedralsĀ during my travels. They can be very beautiful buildings and the weight of ages does hang heavily on many of them. Back in South Africa I never really … Continue reading

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Those last few days

Monday 03 April. I am now in my last week in South Africa, and it has been an interesting trip with a number of things changed and different paths considered. My flight leaves on Thursday evening but between then and … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: Return to Florida Cemetery

Florida Cemetery was one of the many that I went to when I was photographing war graves in and around Johannesburg. There is one CWGC grave, one Border War grave, and two private memorials in it. It is also not … Continue reading

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Going home

Early on Monday I started my long journey to South Africa. It entailed 4 train rides and an 11 hour flight. I am doing a direct flight this time around so won’t have that long layover in Dubai to deal … Continue reading

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