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Re: Ruins
« Reply #60 on: December 24, 2011, 03:06:48 pm »
Weet nie of die kwalifiseer nie, maar dit lyk vir my asof die plek ook besig is om vervalle te raak.

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Re: Ruins
« Reply #61 on: December 25, 2011, 07:11:54 am »
Weet nie of die kwalifiseer nie, maar dit lyk vir my asof die plek ook besig is om vervalle te raak.


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Re: Ruins
« Reply #62 on: December 25, 2011, 07:56:34 pm »

Ja nee die Be-em is besig om sy gat te sien..  :biggrin:
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #63 on: December 26, 2011, 01:17:16 pm »
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #64 on: December 26, 2011, 01:38:43 pm »
Weet nie of die kwalifiseer nie, maar dit lyk vir my asof die plek ook besig is om vervalle te raak.



That is along the R400 just near the KFC shop. (Karoo Farm Crafts)  Would make a really cool weekend shack though if you could fix it up
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #65 on: December 26, 2011, 01:56:49 pm »
I always look at the old farmhouse ruins and think of the hardship that the people who lived there had gone through, especially just before the last people had to move on ,probably bankrupt from droughts and down to their last money . I sometimes stand there for a while and try to get the feel of how it was , same with old neglected graves ,just gets to me  :'(
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #66 on: December 26, 2011, 02:24:58 pm »
My mind also dwells on that when I see old homesteads falling into ruin.
Then I remember the last few lines of 'Desiderata':

"...whatever your labours and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful."



(But it does still brings a tear to my eye at times...)
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #67 on: December 26, 2011, 06:38:40 pm »
tel hierdie ook  :peepwall:
 

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Re: Ruins
« Reply #68 on: December 26, 2011, 06:48:34 pm »
Jy wen  ;)

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Re: Ruins
« Reply #69 on: December 26, 2011, 06:50:58 pm »
Jy wen  ;)
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #70 on: December 26, 2011, 07:58:04 pm »
Not certain if all these pics qualify but here goes: Worked in the United States after Katrina and took these in 2007/8, whenever onshore we used to go hiking and target shooting in the swamps outside New Orleans and came across this destroyed house, the occupants must have abandoned the place in a hurry and it was quite eerie as there were still toys and valuables strewn around and even the bathroom cupboards were still stocked with toileteries
 

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Re: Ruins
« Reply #71 on: December 26, 2011, 09:30:16 pm »
I've never been able to work out why Americans living in hurricane alley don't build their houses out of concrete?
I know timber is cheap there, but storm shelter is not a matter of economics either.
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #72 on: December 27, 2011, 06:41:10 am »
I've never been able to work out why Americans living in hurricane alley don't build their houses out of concrete?
I know timber is cheap there, but storm shelter is not a matter of economics either.
Can't agree more, the same with the online gas supply to their wooden houses, no wonder their fire fighters are considered to be the elite
 

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Re: Ruins
« Reply #73 on: December 27, 2011, 07:48:53 am »
Not a good pic ,but up in the mountains near were I grew up ,called The Downs ,I think there is a reserve there now called Lakgalametsie or something. We use to visit there ,the walls where built of stone,about 2ft thick. Sad to see it in ruins   :'(
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #74 on: December 27, 2011, 02:54:53 pm »
Not a good pic ,but up in the mountains near were I grew up ,called The Downs ,I think there is a reserve there now called Lakgalametsie or something. We use to visit there ,the walls where built of stone,about 2ft thick. Sad to see it in ruins   :'(

Wow, interesting.
I was at The Downs often in the seventies and eighties. My father worked for government and was one of the persons that started this (and many other) reserves in the old homelands.

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Re: Ruins
« Reply #75 on: December 27, 2011, 02:58:58 pm »
The farm Calais was ours ,just before you get into the mountains. We left in 1976 ,I was born and bred on that farm and walked that whole area plat as a kid ,the waterfalls en alles:-)
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #76 on: December 27, 2011, 03:01:07 pm »
The farm Calais was ours ,just before you get into the mountains. We left in 1976 ,I was born and bred on that farm and walked that whole area plat as a kid ,the waterfalls en alles:-)

What a privilge  :thumleft:

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Re: Ruins
« Reply #77 on: December 27, 2011, 03:07:09 pm »
The farm Calais was ours ,just before you get into the mountains. We left in 1976 ,I was born and bred on that farm and walked that whole area plat as a kid ,the waterfalls en alles:-)

What a privilge  :thumleft:
Privilage it was indeed.As soon as I get myself a smaller play bile I want to go up there again .I have read a couple r/r and looking forward to it.
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Re: Ruins
« Reply #78 on: December 27, 2011, 06:15:51 pm »
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« Reply #79 on: December 27, 2011, 06:22:57 pm »
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