Walking the Dog

Council Maintenance! Yay! As I walked past the nursery on Frederick St, panning the cellphone as I went, this chap walked into shot on the other side of the road, so I clicked the camera. As you can probably judge from the scowl he was not a happy chappy. This became obvious when he started … More Walking the Dog

Walking the dog.

Bit of music while we walk? Why not. It is a Fine Day. Off we go!  Looking along Eckstein. Right into Kloof – steep downhill Kloof- One of only two blocks of flats in Observatory. Left into …. hmm …. well it’s a nice street, at least. Cnr Robertson and Bessie Down Bessie St. Right … More Walking the dog.

Walking the Dog.

We off then, Mr Ark? Entrance to a property on Young Avenue, which leads directly from Observatory to Upper Houghton. (Houghton is the suburb adjacent to Observatory, and is where Nelson Mandela lived after his release. This house has a fairly interesting tale. I know a little of it. At one point it was the … More Walking the Dog.

Walking the dog …

Weather a bit brighter today, though it did rain this afternoon. Walking in the closed area of Lower Eckstein St.  Lower Grace Road townhouse complex. These murals are on the wall at the back of  Athlone Girls School. There are designs on each prefab panel, but unfortunately our council has not been very diligent with … More Walking the dog …

Walking the Dog

Been raining cats and dogs on and off for days. Localised flooding all over the place. Not good!  It was throwing it down yesterday morning so Cindy and I stopped at home and sulked. This morning, however, despite the foggy valley, there was merely a misty dampness and this was not going to stop us. … More Walking the Dog

Saturday Morning

Chickens in the Mist. Right, off we go, Cindy …. lead the way.  Hadeda Ibis. Cindy and I are not the only ones out for an early morning stroll. ‘Walkies’ – Ridge Rd. 7:10 Frederick St. Very ‘Ingrish’ summer weather at the moment here in Johannesburg – misty, damp and invariably widdling down with rain … More Saturday Morning

Walking the Dog

Eyeing the oncoming joggers. Friday means the Dustbin Men. Grace Road Down shady Mons Road Delivering the newspaper – stopping  for a read.   One of the Ridge Road guards, Hamilton, sorts out an ”escapee” before Cindy and I pass by.    On the home stretch ….