Rain

Yes we had a little bit of rain. And the telecom tower at the horizon is nicely washed. Now they should keep politics away and use it to the full capacity to avoid all those internet problems… 😉

South Korea and Singapore have the fastest and most reliable internet connections in the world (average over 45 mbps in 96% of the time). South Africa is somewhere at the bottom of the list (average 13mbps in 27% of the time). A little bit of wind seems to have a negative effect on the internet speed. Most providers don’t have a back up system in place and if there is one it’s out of order like yesterday of all days when one has a deadline to fulfill in transmitting a few high resolution pictures to a printer.

Hudson Hornet Sedan

It’s a rare occasion to see a Hudson Hornet Sedan. Especially in South Africa. This model was build in 1954; the last year Hudsons were manufactured before the company was taken over by American Motors Corporation (AMC).

I modified the original pictures of the parked vintage car and added some ‘speed’.

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The Pursuit Race

Every now and than our street functions as a race track. Although 40 kmh is the speed limit and with stop signs at a few crossings there are always those people who don’t care. This picture shows a suppliers truck chased by a pick-up truck (‘bakkie’) with farm labourers crowded in the cargo-hold. It was about 6:30 in the morning and the speed measured between point A and B was approximately 70 kmh. Oh … and the dust? It’s a dusty gravel road. We don’t mind about gravel; it’s life in the country side but it seems that not all people have respect for that….

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