Centenary Park, Bulawayo

I went out, early in the morning, to take photographs of jacaranda trees for an artist who now lives in Australia (lets hope he uses one of my pics!)

Driving down through the park, I was distracted! Centenary ParkThere are a number of good examples in the Centenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary ParkCentenary Park

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Nkosilathi Dlamini - 18. Oct, 2015 - Reply

I hope they do. They are such wonderful pictures. 😊 thank you for sharing them.

frankiekay - 18. Oct, 2015 - Reply

He has painted several of my photos, you will find them here on my blog – he is a very good artist. Im dying to see what he makes of these

John van Rheede Toas - 18. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Excellent Pictures – glad to see the Park has not degenerated!

frankiekay - 18. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Thank you – the council keep a much smaller section going due to water shortages, but the trees in the other parts are still amazing. Ill go and take a photo shortly after the rains – then the grass will be green. Stunning fig trees and huge palms

frankiekay - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

The council maintains the area around the fountain but not the entire Park. Wedding photos are still taken at the fountain. I’ve heard the council has put some amenities available for private enterprise. Like the train ride

Ruth Fairlamb - 19. Oct, 2015 - Reply

I waited a long time for the photos to download, but at last they did and it was worth the wait. Frankie Kay,, your pictures are a joy to see. Thanks for sharing them, David Coltart? Bulawayo has so many happy memories for me.

frankiekay - 19. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Not sure why they took a long time to download???? I made sure all the photos on my blog are very small. Sorry about that. If you look on the right hand side of my post, you will see “Categories” and that will take you to other pics from around Zimbabwe and Southern africa

Noeline Edwards - 19. Oct, 2015 - Reply

These pictures are beautiful and bring back memories of our beautiful country. Thanks for sharing.

frankiekay - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

Thanks for that – I have other pics of Zimbabwe on my blog – enjoy

skeptikokyy - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

love it, I walk past the park daily and this is a new view

frankiekay - 20. Oct, 2015 - Reply

You lucky thing!

Suki - 02. Nov, 2015 - Reply

A stroll through memory lane…sigh….

frankiekay - 02. Nov, 2015 - Reply

Thank you – I had a wonderful couple of days oohing and ahhing over Jacaranda trees, and the Centenary Park! 

Isobel Ouzounian, Michigan USA - 22. Jan, 2016 - Reply

I grew up in Bulawayo and these photos bring back so many memories and am happy to see that the park is well maintained and still a beautiful place to visit. Thanks for sharing and am sure your photos will have a big impact of any ex-Rhodesians.

frankiekay - 23. Jan, 2016 - Reply

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I mostly maintain this blog for ex Zimabweans/Rhodies who can no longer experience “home”

KGMom - 06. May, 2016 - Reply

I grew up in Bulawayo, and one of my favorite photos of my mother, brother, sister and me was taken in Centenary Park…back in 1958. It is great to see the park with its beauty.

frankiekay - 06. May, 2016 - Reply

Its still lovely, although with the shortage of water, the council have had to cut down the size of the portion they maintain. There are still wedding photos taken at the fountain, and children play on the lush grass. Thank you for your comment and visit to my blog. I have lots of other photos on here, taken mostly in Matabeleland, so you will probably recall the places

africanoracle - 08. Jun, 2017 - Reply

Reblogged this on Mrs Jones and Me and commented:
Frankie Kay posts some beautiful pictures of the town Mr Jones grew up in