Formerly 'Rambling with a cantankerous old mule"
Last week I featured the former teachers’ training college hostel (in my hometown Pretoria) that has fallen into a state of disrepair. Today, in part two of the series, I’m … Continue reading
I enjoy the idea of a ghost-town. I imagine walking down its abandoned streets, looking through dirty windows, seeing in my mind’s eye the lives of its former inhabitants; the … Continue reading
Yesterday I featured a monumental, bold, brand new mosque, which I passed on my way to Johannesburg from Pretoria on Tuesday. Today it’s the turn of a humble little Anglican … Continue reading
Paul Kruger (Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger), affectionately known as Oom Paul (Uncle Paul), was State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal) from 1883 – 1900. He gained hero status … Continue reading
I was in the city centre (of Pretoria, South Africa) yesterday afternoon for a meeting, after which I thought I would explore a bit. I had heard a rumour a … Continue reading
Back in March I did a piece on the Spookhuis (The Ghost House), the beloved old Victorian-style house (also known as Erasmus Castle) that has overlooked our city for more … Continue reading