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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2012, 02:15:12 pm »
Real lovely Jupiter. Great see such a nostalgic look on your beautiful city. Please post a few more pics :geek:
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2012, 02:21:52 pm »
great stuff as usual J  :thumleft: Keep it coming!
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2012, 02:31:26 pm »
Real lovely Jupiter. Great see such a nostalgic look on your beautiful city. Please post a few more pics :geek:

 :thumleft: As I live and cruise around here it will be ongoing  as I see things around me. I now always have my camera with me. Lots of catching up to do as well. There's just so much that's pretty its difficult to start somewhere.

Thanks for the other comments. Glad to share and enjoy with you.
...dis nooit te laat om n happy childhood te he nie !

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2012, 04:36:31 pm »
No doubt about it, 'Die Baai' is the only place in South Africa. When the Boeing touched down at Jan Smuts 30 years ago and I stepped off,  looking for the land of milk and honey that I'd been promised, I reported next day as instructed to Home Affairs and The Man said "now before you go for any job interviews, do you know where you expect to be staying?"
Not knowing the place at all I replied  "Somewhere by the coast". He laughed at me and said "Forget it, what I'm asking you is where in Johannesburg do you intend to stay, because you just won't make a living anywhere else". Taken aback as I was I still insisted that I'd come to SA to live at the coast. After a lot of argument he finally agreed to send me to Port Elizabeth, saying
"I guarantee I'll be seeing you again within three months". Well 30 years later I'm still here in the bay, and having seen most of the country I know the best place to be. I've been back to Jo'burg on a few working trips and you couldn't pay me enough to stay there.
Jup, I can't match you for camerawork, but I second your thoughts 100%. Might not be the millionairesville that I was expecting, but I couldn't be happier.
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2012, 05:34:36 pm »
Great thanx Jupiter   :thumleft:
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2012, 08:12:49 pm »
For the most part it was a rainy, miserable day. I spent the time in my workshop, but when it lifted a bit I went for a spin. No surprise… my favourite Maitland round about.

We have six rivers that run into the see in and around PE, Koega, Swartkops, Papenkuils, Bakens, Maitlands and Van Stadens.

Maitland River mouth



The famous giant Maitland Dune. Again we won’t let the facts interfere with a good story, but I think it’s the highest dune in South Africa. May not look that on this angle, but you are seeing the back of the dune.



You carry along the Maitland road past Beech View to Sea View, a pretty see side village



From there its up the hill again to Cow’s Corner, one of our land marks where to of our main arterials meet, Kragga Kamma and Sea View road.



Kragga Kamma takes you on a scenic drive back to town



Linga Longa is this place, along Kragga Kamma, where the bridge crosses the upper-Bakens. In 2006 the old bridge was washed away by the floods.



Difficult to believe when you see this pic, taken from the bridge, of the ‘mighty’ Bakens. It’s a good hike, or MTB ride, from here to the river mouth. Very pretty.



See you again in a couple of days. Tomorrow I’m off to Baviaans to find XT JOE for a bit of a ride on our old Tenere’s.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2012, 09:51:06 am »
Wow Jup! Flippen nice pics!

Ek wens ek kan soms biekie stadiger en net meer KYK om goed raak te sien.
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2012, 10:02:08 am »
Wow Jup! Flippen nice pics!

Ek wens ek kan soms biekie stadiger en net meer KYK om goed raak te sien.

Moenie worry nie. Dit sal kom met die ouderdom.  :biggrin: geniet die 'rush' terwyl jy kan.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2012, 10:07:10 am »
Wow Jup! Flippen nice pics!

Ek wens ek kan soms biekie stadiger en net meer KYK om goed raak te sien.

Moenie worry nie. Dit sal kom met die ouderdom.  :biggrin: geniet die 'rush' terwyl jy kan.

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2012, 11:27:08 am »
Lekker man Jup.....wanneer bring jy 'n boek uit?  :thumleft:

Ek moet bieg.....ek het nog altyd gedink (weetie hoekom nie) PE is 'n ou gagga wind verwaaide plekkie maar ek was duidelik verkeerd. Die foties is awesome en ek ek moet se....die plek is nogal heel skoon ook.

Hou so aan....ek geniet dit!  :thumleft:
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2012, 06:58:10 pm »
PE has a lot of parks. This is Trinder Square, just across the road from my office. In the days gone by it use to be a lake where the Guys would take their girlfriends in a rowing boat on Sunday afternoons.



Just up the road is another one



I love old buildings and Central has plenty of them. Just on a walk around the block at lunch time


















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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2012, 07:05:19 pm »
Baie nice fred
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2012, 07:43:25 pm »
I'm glad you're all enjoying it with me. Was not sure what reception the idee would get. Please don't be offended if I don't reply to all the posts. They're all appreciated.

I'll see how long I can keep it up, but there's still a long way to go  :ricky:
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2012, 08:03:11 pm »
If you asked me what the one modern feature of PE is that makes my heart pump custard, it has to be our stadium. I’caca… The Pumpkin. We are very proud of it.  :biggrin:

I took a round about going home to get you some pics. The best view is from Parson’s Hill. ( I’m just posting all of them)











On the way home I go through the 3rd Ave Dip, which you guessed it, crosses the Bakens River again. When there’s just a little bit too much rain it floods. You want to see PE drivers get confussed and traffic become a complete mess… you have no idea.  :eek7:



That's our trip for the day.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 10:44:46 pm »
Beautiful idea for a thread, Gerard, the wife and I also think that PE is a beautiful[small]city. We liked the row of wooden settler's houses, Donkin rd., I think?
I'll be in PE on Thursday morning, till about 12Hoo, on my way to Grahamstown.
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2012, 11:00:16 pm »
Jammer Jup - wil nie hijack nie, maar jy bring baie memories terug. Ek het op Uitenhage gewoon vanaf 1963 - 1970

Seaview het geen huise gehad nie. Happy Valley se liggies in die aand was vir ons iets uit die buiteruim.

Daai duin by Maitland was vir my as voorskoolse knaap, een te veel en my Ma moes my telkens daar ophelp (net om my weer te sien afhardloop van die lekkerte)

Die manne het met gepoleerde branderplanke daar afgegly (nog die ou hardboard soort).

Op die foto sien jy my pa (links), my 2 susters en my ma wat my opneem tot bo. (Jammer vir die dowwe gehalte - dis 'n reproduksie van 'n kleurskuifie
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2012, 07:19:13 am »
Ek bly nou so sewe jaar in PE en ek is nog nie een keer spyt daaroor nie.

Thanks Jup, ek het nog baie om te sien.

Hier het van my suppliers ons bederf met 'n hoppie oor PE. Ons het oor St. Georges park, die ou Oval, nuwe stadium en die ou Boet Erasmus stadium gevlieg. Ons het verby al die PE strande gevlieg, verby Pine lodge en het by Cape Recife terug gedraai, oor UPE terug lughawe toe.

Dit het sommer so paar ander herineringe ook geroer. :thumleft:



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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2012, 11:33:17 am »
Thanks J-mo, dis nou smart  :thumleft:
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2012, 01:00:14 pm »
April /May we have our best weather and today is one of those picture perfect mild ones, with hardly a breeze, so I took a walk to the Donkin again.

On the way, a shot down Western Rd of the harbour



Central has LOTS of churches and they are my favourites





For Dan,… the Donkin Terrace







I told you we had a big flag. Had to wait a good few minutes for a nice breeze to unfurl it.



Another shot of the Bay from the Reserve




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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2012, 03:43:15 pm »
Cool thread Jupe en fantastiese foudies.
Ek het in '79 in Military Rd in 'n woonstel en in '80 in die derde unit van links by 'n tjommie van my gewoon terwyl ek my diensplig gedoen het.
Central plat geloop voor ek my eerste karretjie gerky het.
Dit bring lang memories trug.
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