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Monday, January 11, 2010

A view over Johannesburg from Melville Koppies


A view of Johannesburg taken in early autumn 2009, from the Melville Koppies, east face.

In the distance is the Brixton Tower and the SABC (south african broadcasting headquarters).
The koppie, which is in effect a nature reserve in the middle of the city suburbs, literally surrounded by homes,
can only be accessed by guided tours.
For more info, click here and if you are in Johannesburg, it's worth the trek!


a northern view with  Sandton in the distance
 

a view within the reserve itself




19 comments:

Leena said...

Greetings to your views of Johannesburg and to you too :)
There have to be some high place more near the city or am I wrong. My daughter was there and took photos from a rocky place, rather high and very abrupt, is there any like this?

Happy day to you, Gena!

Rob Inukshuk said...

Now there are a few views I haven't seen in many a year. The Melville Koppies are a wonderful little oasis of natural beauty in the city. So glad it's still protected.

Spiderdama said...

I`v never been there, but it looks beautiful. Great pictures you show, especially the last one with the lovely clouds;-)
Wish you a great week!

Ferreira-Pinto said...

Yep, the last one just reminded me how bright those southern skies can be!
Whole lotta changing going on around here ... it's a nice new look.
And now let me see the other photos 'cause I see you've been busy even on weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Great photo, it is nice to hear that they have a nture reserve so close to the city.

J Bar said...

Greta shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Evelyn Howard said...

HI Gena
The colours are fantastic!

Dimple said...

Nice views of the cities, but the one in the reserve--what a sky! Gorgeous!

Jacqui said...

Hi - thanks for visitng me. I have so enjoyed seeing the wonderful images on your blog. simply stunning.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures of a beautiful place! I've always wanted to visit there. Your photos are the next best thing! Have a good week!

Sylvia

Me and my puppies said...

I do enjoy my Tuesday trip around the world. This as a great stop.

Rajesh said...

Very lovely views of the city.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the colours in the foreground and the whispy clouds.

Ed said...

Thats really cool! have you ever been to Islandawana or Roarks Drift? Just curious, I love military history..:-)

Firefly said...

I think I should add the Koppies to my list for next time I visit. I would love to get a nice Jhb skyline pic for my stock.

nice A said...

I love your shots. They're all interesting so I'm following you now.

maiaT said...

Your world is so beautiful and these are excellent photos Gena.

Light and Voices said...

Greetings and Salutations! I have always dreamed of going to Johannesburg. At least now I can watch your post and get an idea how it looks. Sigh. You sure have a photographer's "eye". Nice composition. Your sky shots are excellent.
Joyce M

chubskulit said...

Beautiful views Gena.

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