Weekly Photo Challenge: Community

It was Reconciliation Day here in South Africa on Monday and there really was a sense of community as everyone enjoyed the public holiday.  A day chosen to mark unity after the end of Apartheid, which was even more poignant this year having just celebrated and commiserated the life of Nelson Mandela with his funeral held last Sunday.

I spent the day down at Hout Bay Market where the locals had pulled together a delightful assortment of food, live music and a head to head dance off competition.  It was a wonderful day of community and unity amongst all those present, smiling and simply having a good time.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

Back to my home county of North Yorkshire for this challenge where one of my Grandmother’s neighbours does live in a rather grand house known as Castle Howard!  One of England’s grandest Baroque mansions, the construction of which took over one hundred years to complete spanning the lifetimes of three earls and numerous architects and craftsmen.

Castle Howard, North Yorkshire, UK.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected…

When I departed Australia to re-locate to South Africa my send off was spectacular and most unexpected!  I mean really, fancy lighting up the Sydney Opera House… of course it was in my honour!

The Sydney Opera House illuminated.

Should your intrigue wish to take you further you can read about my unexpected delay and a spectacular display here.

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