Friday, April 25, 2008


Hello Folks.
Sitting comfortably in exile, I have been away from this dashboard for a while. When I looked in, there were another few hundred comments waiting to be put up. Amongst them were several requests for high quality images of these pictures, and requests to use them.
The answer is sure -- just email me at realistenator @ and I will see what I can do.
I would like to do an update on the images (that is, if the electricity stays on in Jo'burg long enough to recharge my camera batteries) the next time I visit. I think it will be interesting to get an update.
Anyone who wants, in the meantime, to take any pictures and send them to me at the above email address, please do so and I will post them.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Von Wielligh Street and Others

Von Wielligh Street was another major commercial avenue running through the Johannesburg CBD. Nowadays...

Above: Addis Ababa Wholesales in Von Wielligh Street
Above: Von Wielligh Street sidewalk...
Above: Corner Marshall and Von Wielligh Streets
Above: Kruis Street
Above: Mooi Street

Von Wielligh Street and Others II

Above: Nugget Street
Above: Pritchard Street, which runs up to the Supreme Court Building

Above: Gutted building, Rissik Street.
Above: A Classical facade building, bricked up, Simmonds Street.
Above: The former Nurses College Dormitory, Claim Street - today an abandoned ruin with squatters - detail of window below.