Sunday, November 18, 2007

purple glory

Port Elizabeth has two satellite towns, Uitenhage and Despatch. Both are about 30 minutes drive inland, and rely heavily on the motor industry. They are both included with PE in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, which runs the metropole.
Uitenhage is older than PE by a few years, and has some great old buildings. And at this time of year, it also has some glorious Jacaranda trees, which thrive in South Africa, although they are originally from South America.


  1. Awhile back when I visited PE, I toured the VW factory and bought a tie with tiny cars on it for my husband. He still wears it on occasion!!

  2. you really got around while you were here! I will show the VW factory one of these days, and the auto pavillion with the lovely vintage vws.

  3. Jacaranda time all over the Southern Hemisphere ! Beautiful trees aren't they .. I have two big 'uns in my garden.