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Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« on: September 29, 2007, 11:12:07 am »
It is probably because I'm in engineering, but buildings and architecture have alway fascinated me.
Lets post some pics of interesting buildings and architecture styles.

Here are mine.
On a farm in Maretsane, near Mafikeng


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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2007, 11:14:21 am »
Whats amazing is getting all the rocks there
And ending the roof section with Bricks  ::)


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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007, 09:58:46 am »
That's really stunning!
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 09:18:30 pm »
Perhaps not so interesting from an engineering perspective, but i love the texture and colours of these structures (and windpompe of course). I do share your appreciation.

1st - Namibia, Omaheke region (former Hereroland)

2nd - Scotland, Isle of Skye
 

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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 09:48:03 pm »
The talest sandstone structure in SA. Near Clocolan. Noticed it first in Bark Essay and the went looking for it when we visited Clarens. Second Photo: Swiss Alipine Chalet in good ol Clarens. I guess, when it snows, you don't need much immagination to put you in the Swiss Alps.
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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007, 06:58:30 am »
Wow Some nice ones there!!
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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2007, 10:20:23 am »
Stofstreep,

This is a message from my vrou.  She is a past chair of the Vernacular Architecture Society of South Africa (VASSA) which is a society dedicated to the type of building that interests you - but it is Cape based.

The person in your are who has done a lot of work over an extended period on those buildings (collecting info and making a list) is Mauritz Naude at the Cultural History Museum in Pretoria.  He is especially interested in the stone built houses. 
mauritz@nfi.org.za.  Can use my vrou's name when contacting him Antonia Malan.

Visit the VASA website www.vassa.org.za which has a listing of publications that should interest you.  She writes  "see S. Harris's list references and particularly Walton's books."
 

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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2007, 09:49:45 pm »
Thanks Tok-tokkie.
I'll contact him and maybe sent him these photos.
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007, 08:45:20 pm »
a Picture taken at Swakopmund's jail.

Pretoria at night.

Botha winery in Western Cape. (Photoshop)

Pretoria during a thunder storm.

Old house (can't remember where that was)

 

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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2007, 10:02:22 pm »
The easiest way for me to lose myself is either in words or in photographs ... and ironically discover something about myself in the process.  ::)

Awesome thread .. stunning pics .. keep 'em coming.  ;)  :notworthy:
 

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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2007, 11:10:08 pm »
Brilliant Marleen! Very nice pics
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2007, 06:17:15 am »
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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2007, 07:37:46 am »
Marlene, is that house not on the dirt road to Rooikoppies Dam in the NW ?
 

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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2007, 08:24:03 am »
Marlene, is that house not on the dirt road to Rooikoppies Dam in the NW ?


YES!!! We played on the dirt roads when I saw the house!
 

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« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2007, 11:59:40 am »
Close to Calitzdorp
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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2007, 08:59:45 pm »
1st pic: Abandoned farmhouse near Fouriesburg.
2nd one: Antique trader in Rosendal
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« Reply #16 on: October 15, 2007, 09:48:04 pm »
Chris G, nice pics!!!
 

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« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2007, 06:05:10 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: October 16, 2007, 07:46:34 pm »
Another one
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Re: Old buildings and interesting Architecture
« Reply #19 on: October 16, 2007, 10:17:49 pm »
I hope this is not a 911

 The first Industrial office tower block in Europe, built by the Borsig Brothers in Berlin, they were pre war industrialists building steam engines power stations etc etc.


It survived the bombings.

The surrounding railway sheds have all maintained there facias but are soulless glass and stainless malls behind.


THe church I sang in as a choirboy in Wales ;D ;D >:D Now a private home >:( >:(


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