Johannesburg to Sundays River Road Trip 2 of 2

As promised, here are the last of the shots from our road trip.

I love old farm houses and buildings, it isΒ as if they all have a story to tell

The long and winding road

The day time moon

Mountains, mountains and mountains

Bales of hay for Celi

Can you also feel the history?

Getting much closer to home, things are getting greener

Very close to home



46 thoughts on “Johannesburg to Sundays River Road Trip 2 of 2

  1. Gee, Mandy, some of these shots give new meaning to the phrase “middle of nowhere”. How vast! What a lonely life it must have been to settle and build a farm out there. And hard. A truly hard life. Thanks for taking us along and, more importantly, bringing us back home. πŸ™‚

    • The people are much more dispersed here than what they are in Hong Kong Bam – also it’s winter so you won’t see too many people mincing about outside plus people won’t really be on the outskirts of the towns. Have a lovely weekend. πŸ™‚

  2. Oh that farmhouse with the deep verandah.. the first thing I did when I got here was build a verandah onto the house, it is hard to take shots from a car of a landscape with such a straight flat horizon, you have to get it dead on, I mean you can correct it in Photo Shop but I am never as satisfied.. you did a marvellous job with that.. excellent.. you and that camera are certainly becoming great pals.. c

    • I have always said to Pete that my dream home has a complete surround verandah, swing chair included. πŸ˜€ I wouldn’t even know how to correct anything in Photoshop. The most I ever do to my photos is crop a wee bit off the sides. Thanks for taking the time to stop in on both posts Celi! Have a beautiful week ahead. πŸ™‚ xo

  3. I loved the photo of the old farmhouse with the verandah, I’ve always wanted a verandah, don’t ask me why, it’s just one of THOSE things I want! And I always wonder about the history and the stories too, all those lives what it must have been like without electricity, easy communication. It’s something I regularly pondered about when we were out and about in the Alps, those tiny communities ostensibly cut off. What a life!
    A lovely trip, thank you!

    • Calire, I too have always wanted a verandah and a swing chair on the verandah and I am so pleased that I am not the only one who wonders about life of yesteryear. Glad you enjoyed the pics. Have a super week. πŸ™‚

  4. -thank goodness for your new camera, Mandy! Lovely. Beautiful.

    btw, I have a teacher friend who left yesterday for Johannesburg to teach for a couple years. He and his wife should be there by now! I wonder how close he is to you.


    • Absolutely Kim, having my camera has been such an incredible blessing that I treasure each and every day! We are a 10 hour drive away from Johannesburg but my folks live there so I will always make trips there (although not often) and would love to know where your friends are staying if you could let me know! Have a beautiful day. πŸ™‚ xo

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