Breaking free and feeding the soul

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Walter Oltmann’s exhibition Armour and Lace: a Bestiary at Goodman Gallery  I’ve taken a very welcome enforced break after a hip-replacement just over 4 weeks ago. A week of lots of sleeping and binge-watching Britbox. being waited on hand and foot (literally) by the wonderful Liz at Lancaster team: Thank you Mr. T, Thandie and Catherine. It’s […]

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Jewel City, Maboneng

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Diamonds and Dust: Johannesburg Heritage Tour     At last … breaking free from 2 years of on-line tours of Jozi’s heritage. In early February I joined a live walking tour of Jewel City and Maboneng with Dave Gurney and Alkis Doukakis of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.  We met at the Hallmark Hotel with its impressive […]

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Being a tourist in my own city: Part III

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While Parts I and II of Being a Tourist in my Own City spoke about the tours that are on regular offer, the tours here either only happen annually or are once offs.  Hopefully the weekend of #JoziWalks will happen again this winter.  #JoziWalks sponsored by the the JDA (the Johannesburg Development Agency)   This is […]

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Being a tourist in my own city Jozi – Part II

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After 2 years of varying levels of Lockdown it seems that there is light at the end of the social distancing tunnel (I’ve almost forgotten how to hug!). My last post started looking at Jozi’s explorers who introduce locals and internationals to new and exciting (and sometimes inaccessible) places.  Here are several more of these […]

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