Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Towers along the road

This blog post is about towers that we saw on a recent road trip of approximately 1700 km. These towers might not be very high but they are scattered throughout the country. 
This time the photos will tell their own story and hopefully you will be able to associate with the towers along our route. 
This is made up of town hall towers, wind pumps, church bell towers, electricity pylons, historical building clock towers, water drill towers, grain silos, and memorials. 
On this blog post there is a couple of wind pumps and you will notice that we have a special like towards these. They use wind power to get the water from the borehole to the dam. 







 











Greetings as the sun sets in the west 
Till next time 
Sandra 

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

A jazzy month end

Not much happens when you live in a hamlet.
The unread story is not a story. 
The reading reading it, makes it live: a live thing is a story 
What is a hamlet? 
It is a type of settlement and the definition varies from country to country, but it usually refers to a small settlement with a small population that is usually under 100 and is situated in a rural are. Hamlets are typically unincorporated communities. 
Well on this day a lot happened. 
On month end things change and every body came from near and far to do the monthly shopping. 
Music is playing and must say that the beat can you drive you out the walls.
All in all a happy mood. 
If music is a place - then Jazz is the city, Folk is the wilderness, Rock is the road and Classical is a temple. 

The celebrations take place every end of a month.
With some shopping to do and some beer to drink.
Some come for the musical entertainment and for the children to have fun.
The music reminded of New Orleans or Duke Ellington.
Not sure?
Every one makes a trip to the shop in all sorts of transportation 


We saw this cart make a couple of round trips and named him "The Local Taxi" 

Trip nr 1. . . . .  
Trip nr 2 . . . . .
. . . . and Trip nr 3 
Soon the sun sets and its time to go home 
Done to soon all packed up and ready for the home ride 
The music with its jazzy beat came to an end!
Or was it a chill hip hop song with a jazzy piano beat? 
Till next time 
Sandra