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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2012, 05:29:38 pm »
Thanks Jupiter, ek en my vrou het verlede jaar PE platgestap, en toe gesien dat hul wil restourasiewerk aan Donkin terrace begin, lyk my dit is mooi op dreef? Pragtig. Ons was op in daai vuurtoring.
 

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2012, 06:36:52 pm »
On the way back to the office I got this nice one of the Edward Hotel
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2012, 06:49:57 pm »
The XT went for a major service, and after buying it back from Yamaha this afternoon, I had to take it for a spin of course. A short detour took me to Lovemore Heights where some of the Larnies live.

Now I’ve told you PE is built on a hill. On top of that hill is the Theesecombe Hills, running form Lovemore Heights in the East to Colleen Glen at Cows Corner in the West. It affords some of the best views of the city.

You’re looking sort of North-East in the direction of the bay







Darkness has befell us so that’s it for today.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2012, 09:15:47 pm »
Thanks for the post Jup makes me appreciate what we have all over again!

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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2012, 07:37:18 pm »
From Central, on the way to the airport, you go through Brickmakers Kloof. At the bottom you cross the Lower Bakens. The bridge was rebuilt after the 2006 floods. Most anywhere you want to go in PE you cross the Bakes somewhere. When its in flood it causes federal chaos  :eek7:



Looking from the bridge towards the harbour, its mostly industrial area



We cross over to the other side of the valley and look back across towards Central and the harbour. If you look closely you can see Fort Fredrick towards the right on the hill and the flag in the distance on the Donkin.



The airport. Can’t get closer because of the fences.



Across the way is South Deene, where we will one day visit the SAAF museum



Ready steady go. Had a very nice pic lined up and, on rotation, the camera zoom failed.



Around the front we have these nice displays

Albertros. Pound for pound, probably the noisiest aeroplane to ever fly



Impala



Walmer Park. Our second biggest shopping centre, I think. Very busy place. It would probably fit into a single floor of Tiger Valley,… with room to let.  :imaposer:



And that is fluit-fluit for today.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2012, 09:25:49 pm »
Some nice pics.Is the road still closer that connects the valley to rink str ?, use to be a nice short cut . Those Albatrosses are noisy ! A good couple of years back they where still doing the Cape town route and would pass over J-Bay at 3 in the morning ,every day,at about 200ft agl along the beach,wow ,what a sound ,I never complained  :thumleft:
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Re: My Port Elizabeth
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2012, 09:39:01 pm »
Some nice pics.Is the road still closer that connects the valley to rink str ?, use to be a nice short cut . Those Albatrosses are noisy ! A good couple of years back they where still doing the Cape town route and would pass over J-Bay at 3 in the morning ,every day,at about 200ft agl along the beach,wow ,what a sound ,I never complained  :thumleft:

No, That's Briekkies. First foto in my last post and bottom of the valley in the third pic, you see the new bridge. Been re-routed where Brugstraat used to be.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2012, 10:11:06 pm »
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2012, 10:18:47 pm »
Look at the talent of this dude in the Coffee shop here in PE  :thumleft:

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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2012, 10:51:54 pm »
Some nice pics.Is the road still closer that connects the valley to rink str ?, use to be a nice short cut . Those Albatrosses are noisy ! A good couple of years back they where still doing the Cape town route and would pass over J-Bay at 3 in the morning ,every day,at about 200ft agl along the beach,wow ,what a sound ,I never complained  :thumleft:

No, That's Briekkies. First foto in my last post and bottom of the valley in the third pic, you see the new bridge. Been re-routed where Brugstraat used to be.
Thanks, I`ll check it out next time ;-)
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2012, 11:01:48 pm »
Look at the talent of this dude in the Coffee shop here in PE  :thumleft:


Vovo Telo  :biggrin:


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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2012, 11:09:50 am »
Wow, I have never really opened my eyes while in PE if these photos are real. Good work and no, I have never heard of a better ambassador for PE -I nominate Jupiter. Ek stuur sommer die WD link na die mayor... :)
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2012, 11:28:39 am »
 :ricky: There are many books with very pretty pictures on PE, but commercialzed. I wanted to do it shot from the hip, as I see and have lived my town for the past 52 years.

Thanks for the comments.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2012, 12:10:14 pm »
A visit to the SAAF Museum is highly recommended.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2012, 12:27:48 pm »
Beautiful, photies Jup. Did you take photies of the old sandstone chuches in Pearson street, Central?
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2012, 12:35:46 pm »
Beautiful, photies Jup. Did you take photies of the old sandstone chuches in Pearson street, Central?

There are so many churches in Central it will take time to get around to it but I will.

My old offices were in the OASIM building at the top of Pearson Street. From the balcony on the seventh floor you have a 270 degree view of the city. From there, standing in one spot, you can count 27 churches  :eek7:

We'll get around to it still.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #56 on: April 05, 2012, 12:39:13 pm »
Beautiful, photies Jup. Did you take photies of the old sandstone chuches in Pearson street, Central?

There are so many churches in Central it will take time to get around to it but I will.

My old offices were in the OASIM building at the top of Pearson Street. From the balcony on the seventh floor you have a 270 degree view of the city. From there, standing in one spot, you can count 27 churches  :eek7:

We'll get around to it still.

My my, we should call it the "Holy City".  ::)
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #57 on: April 05, 2012, 12:41:58 pm »
Its nice to see PE through someone else eye's.
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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #58 on: April 05, 2012, 06:59:50 pm »
One of the most beautiful old buildings in town… the Main Library



I’m down town at the Square to see what it looks like nowadays. Not been there for quite a while



The Town Hall with the Square in front. Years ago this was a beautiful park where the busses did their round about. The city fathers have done some stuff to shame our beautiful town over the years, but that’s a story for another day.



A shot across the square towards the harbour



The Feathermarket Hall. Inside is one seriously big organ… biggest in the country and rebuilt some years ago from three old organs. On some Wednesdays at lunch I go there and listen to some serious organists play.



Across the street(behind City Hall) is the Old Post Office building. I see it is at last being renovated.



Then for the wide shots. First looking up Main Street(Govan Mbeki)…



… and behind me



I need to get up-town, but I’m stuck on a one-way so I shoot around to Strand Street where of course we find the Station



Right next to the Campanile.



Now this is the one landmark of PE that just about everybody knows, so we have this local joke. If someone asks directions you ask him if he knows where the Campanile is. “Yes” would usually be the self-satisfied answer. You then reply, “ Well, it’s nowhere near there...” and wait for the irritated confusion.

Just a pic down Strand Street. You wanna roll dice with Death… ride your bike here. There are no rules. You own the space you occupy, so long as you bigger than the other oke. Otherwise… get out the way.




See those fly-overs over head… that’s Settlers Freeway, another ill considered act that spoiled the face of PE forever. I get very angry when I think about it, but one day I’ll tell you.

Its long weekend and don’t know how much I’ll get around, but otherwise, see you next week again.

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Re: My Port Elizabeth : A Daily Walkabout Town
« Reply #59 on: April 07, 2012, 11:30:45 am »
Juppie, vertel die mense waar is die plek  :biggrin:

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