Monday, 25 August 2008

Off to the 'Berg: A Golden Return

I know that the name “City of Gold” relates to Johannesburg’s mineral wealth and the mining industry that developed here on the Highveld.

But driving back home last evening, greeted by the Golden Sunset as we approached Johannesburg, I had to wonder to myself whether or not the City of Gold was called that for other reasons too

2 comments:

South African said...

I wish I could remember where I'd left that photograph of mine of a sunset through the maizefields on the R21, for all its issues Joburg does have spectacular sunsets and electrical storms.

Mike said...

There is a certain irony in the fact that it is the impurity in the air - the pollution everyone goes on about - that causes the spectacular colours of sun rise and sun set. (And for that matter the dark red moon rise too)

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