Landscapes

Playing with light…

Here in Africa, the sun is HUGE!!!
Driving home from Esigodini, late one evening, I happened across this view:
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The sun seemed to be hanging between the cooling towers of the Bulawayo Power Station.
SO – I went looking for other late evening shots!
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Taken on a different day, from a slightly different angle.
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This was taken about a kilometre further along 12th Avenue from the one above.
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This is a view from what used to be Selborne Avenue in Bulawayo (Now Leopold Takawira) near the Centenary Park.
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Leopold Takawira Avenue is lined with tall palms (the Natural History Museum is on the right of this photo.)
 
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I live in one of those old colonial houses, in Suburbs (one of the first suburbs in Bulawayo) with wooden floors, wooden doors and sash windows. I stood in my hallway, looking out of the front door for this shot, above.
My last photo was taken outside Girls College, very late in the evening:
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6 Comments

TheHairy1 - 20. Oct, 2018 - Reply

Great pictures, Frankie.
They bring back many memories, especially the cooling towers. As a kid, probably about 6 or 7, my dad was involved in maintenance of the told towers – I was taken up inside them.

frankiekay - 20. Oct, 2018 - Reply

They are iconic. What I found strange, was how close to the centre of town they appeared in these photos – it must be something to do with the sun behind them, cos usually they are very much in the background.
My grandfather worked as a security guard there, although I wasnt taking inside them, but I did trail my hands through the water pouring down the insides,

Annemarie van Helfteren - 20. Oct, 2018 - Reply

Once again, stunning pictures- They are brilliant

frankiekay - 20. Oct, 2018 - Reply

Thank you – the sunsets were awesome at that time, and when i was returning from Esigodini (I was working there for more than a month) in the late evenings I was driving right into them

JohnRH - 21. Oct, 2018 - Reply

Oooh, nice. Love that front door shot.

frankiekay - 22. Oct, 2018 - Reply

Thanks – one day, Im going to put stained glass into the front peak – it will look lovely with the light shining through it in the evenings