Sunday, November 30, 2008
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Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
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Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
On the other side of town, Heidi and Frans, of the Kuhne Boekkooi Gallery in Charlo, are relocating to Nieu Bethesda in the Karroo, and tomorrow will be the last day that the gallery is open. It is sad to see them go, but Heidi will be continuing to promote the arts with her digital newsletters.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
It was an enormous privilege to get to ride on this first run, and enjoy the unique atmosphere generated by these magnificent old machines!
Monday, November 10, 2008
"The photo of the Limousine infront of the Casbah Carvery & Grill also taken 1992 , People in photo From left to right _1. Riaan Roux , 2.
Darren Theologo , 3. Lillian Van Zyl , 4. Sharyn Theologo , 5. John Price._ The Event :- My mom(Sharyn Theologo) had hired John Price to drive my girlfriend (at that time) and i to her matric dance in his limousine.
You are right about it being the only limo in PE at that time..."
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Wreath laying ceremony by all sections of the armed forces and ex-servicemans societies.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them." Lawrence Binyon, For The Fallen (1914)
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Looking down the hill recently, on the night of the big storm and spring tides (1st September) we saw a fire enginge in the street and saw that a huge tree (one of the saplings in her photo) had blown against no 39, crushing part of the roof.
Friday, November 7, 2008
This is the old Casbah on the beachfront, taken in 1992, in what later became the sailing club building. Check out how bare the hill is behind it! We'll go and get a current view of this later and hopefully post it tomorrow.
A history of the Casbah was also sent by Darren Theologo, thanks...........
"On the 29th of January 1955, Smittys Teapot, in Brakpan, was taken over & transformed into Casbah Roadhouse by Sylvia Kongos and her brother Peter Theologo. The other brothers, Evangelo(Ponch), Russel(Lucky), Costa & Johnny soon joined them.The name "Casbah" was taken from the show Casablanca.After gaining experience in that first family venture, the brothers went their separate ways and opened their own roadhouses.Evangelo, or Ponch as he was known, started his roadhouse career in Brakpan, but then went on to open roadhouses in Alberton, Wemmer Pan, Johannesburg, Malvern, Benoni, Vereeniging, Krugersdorp and Port Elizabeth.Ponch always believed in VFM. Value for money. Everything that you made for a customer you had to make as if you were making it for a friend.Evangelo(Ponch) Theologo is known as the “King of Roadhouses”."
If all this reminiscing about the good old days in PE makes you nostalgic, do yourself a favour and hop across to the Facebook discussion called "Do you remember PE when....." .... great memories there from PE people all over the world!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Another shameful example of urban decay in Port Elizabeth. The old PE Tramways building was once a hive of activity, first as a tram and bus depot and then as an ice rink. It was then used for other businesses and now stands unused and derelict.
It was announced with great fanfare that this historic landmark, was to be developed into an entertainment area, with the river in the foreground being turned into a small lake. Work was due to start in April this year, but the development seems to have ground to an agonising halt.
Let's hope that this development happens sooner, rather than later.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Here is a phototaken by Max last year,
and these were taken last week showing the degree of damage that has taken place.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
And by the way, thanks very much to Sonia, who found a way of getting back to decent sized photos after Blogger messed with the sizing, and we were stuck with horrid little ones for a while!