Daan Prinsloo
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From a young age I loved travelling and taking pictures as memories of the places I have seen. Many of these are colour slides, and some 30 year old slides are among my photos here on Panoramio. With little background in IT and the visual arts, I'm trying to come to grips with all kinds of technology and techniques and possibilities in digital photography. I love the outdoors, but in recent times have been more city bound. My wife is also on Panoramio and we share this great experience.

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Jealousy because not able to accomplish great things themselves is the reason for the the sad habit of the new rulers to change historical places in meaningless names.

eg. When I was in Turkey, I have searched in vain for the places that have played such a large role in the conquests of Alexander the Great and guess what?

The place where the famous Battle of Issus took place, where Alexander the Great Darius defeated, in 333 BC, is now called Dörtyol. Means "crossroads" literally four roads. Exit Issus.

Halicarnassus of ancient times and famous for housing the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Exit Halicarnassus it’s now Bodrum which simply means basement.

Ek het al gehoor van Photoshop , maar my vingers is te dom , ek gebruik net Bill Gates se "Paint" skêr om die voëltjie in die middel te kry

Maar Proes is nie meer Proes nie! Dis nou Johannes Ramokhoase.

" en de straatnaam Afrikalaan fotograferen". Daan! Have a look here

Hartelijk bedankt voor deze interessante toelichting Daan.

Veel groetjes uit Gent

Je bent weer correct Florentine, maar kan je je voorstellen als een meteoriet zoals de een op de Tshwaing krater vandag hier moeten vallen, hoeveel van mijn foto's ik zal moeten verwijderen, ingeval je volgende maand komen bezoeken. Of denk aan de arme dorp Lac-Megantic in Canada die door een trein geladen met olie getroffen. "Een min of meer permanente toestand" is maar tijdelijk en relatief in onze wereld. Maar nou ja, regels zijn regels, ne. Van de foto's is darem wel door onze nieuwsmedia gebruik. Groetjes, Daan

You're right Florentine, the photo was taken on 20 June 2010, which is right in the middle of our Winter, and being a summer rainfall area, it was dry at the time. Groetjes, Daan

You're welcome Elios. Maybe we should thank Google for the possibility to translate :-)

Best wishes from Ghent

Are you psychic Daan? I was in Afrikalaan yesterday, the pictures are still in my camera :-)

It's near the port and the docks, I think most nations had there shipping companies established there.



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