“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ~ C. JoyBell C

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This photo, as with a previous one, is dedicated to Herman and Yvonne, regular viewers of my blog, who reminded me some time back of the lovely views to be seen in and around Cape Town. 

During my previous visits to this lovely part of South Africa, a couple of years back, I took some other photos with my Blackberry cell phone – click here to view.



Hello dear blog followers,

My lady and I are on holiday in Turkey.

I have been taking a few photos with her Samsung s4 mobile phone as well as a lot with my Canon 550D camera.

I don’t have access to a desktop screen to see how the Samsung mobile photos are really turning out, but will post a few hereunder to get your views.

Please let me know what you think.







Nizamiye mosque

Arabiya News reported on 04 October 2012 as follows:

“South Africa on Thursday inaugurated a giant mosque complex built by Turkey, with 55-meter (180-foot) Ottoman minarets towering over a religious center the authorities described as the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

The Nizamiye mosque dominates the clear skies on the main highway between the capital Pretoria and economic hub Johannesburg.

President Jacob Zuma cut a red ribbon at the entrance to the structure, flanked by government ministers from South Africa and Turkey.

Built in three years, the complex houses a central mosque, bazaar, Islamic school, sports grounds and a clinic.

Wealthy Turkish property developer Orhan Celik built the complex with the blessing of Nelson Mandela, revered Nobel Laureate and the country’s first black president.

Mandela had insisted that a clinic be included.

The magnificent yellow structure, with its 24-meter (80-foot) diameter dome, is a replica of the 16th century Selimiye Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the town of Edirne in Turkey.”

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Why we love Durban: Umhlanga revisited 9

Umhlanga is a residential, commercial and resort town north of Durban on the coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

The first post in this series can be viewed here and the second post is accessible here. Other posts that followed can be found by searching this site.

Below are is another photo taken at around sunrise, looking out over the warm Indian Ocean, from a 2nd floor window at Holiday Inn Express. This is the “poster” version of a previously posted photo.

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