Category Archives: Johannesburg South Africa

Thursday Lingering Look at Windows: the fish tank wall

I always stare at this guy’s house every time I drive past it. It is a house in Johannesburg and the reflection on the windows are beautiful. I love glass!

I digress a little because the reason for my staring is that he has one of the coolest walls ever! A fish tank is embedded inside the wall, on the bottom right hand corner in the photo. The wall of the fish tank is a window to the fish isn’t it? 😀

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Weekly Photo Challenge: The Hue of You

Lilies are one of my favourite flowers and I enjoy growing them in my garden. There is something spectacular about its creamy white colours and almost velvety texture.

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But I love colour, especially pink. I wanted to do somewhat of a mini science experiment with my 5 year old to teach her how water travels up a flower. We picked 3 lilies and left them in a warm glass of water tinted separately with pink, blue and purple. The next morning the lilies were tickled pink! And blue… although the purple came out blue

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The little tornado that couldn’t

We don’t get tornadoes here in South Africa, but yesterday there was a suspicious looking cloud hovering above my house when it rained. It looked like one tried to form. I could see it from the highway and it had a much stronger funnel, but it had pretty much dissipated by the time I got to my house 15 minutes later. Haha, shame, I call it the little tornado that couldn’t. 😀

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Thursday Lingering Look at Windows

I work on the top floor of my department and the view from my window is pretty cool, especially in summer, when the green ground meets with blue sky. The colours are awesome together!

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This is the building opposite mine, that I never fail to stare at when I walk past. I have never been much of a fan of ivy on buildings. There was this one particular house when I was little that was completely covered in ivy and my mom used to tell us that a witch lived there. So it put me off, understandably so. 😀 But I think the ivy lining these windows is so pretty. No witches here! (Okay, maybe some staff members definitely qualify)

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Lingering look at Architecture: University of the Witwatersrand

I agree with Dawn that Universities have some of the most beautiful architecture around! When I lived in Boston, I would gladly take in all the architecture at Harvard University. Now I have the pleasure of working among such architectural beauty.
This is my office:

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I’ve been here for a little while and still get enamoured by its beautiful architecture. The pillars are iconic for this University and my favourite part

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