Thursday, July 23, 2015

Good fences, good city

On Tuesday while in the city, I took snaps of the fences and walls surrounding the homes as we passed. 

South Africa has many wide-open spaces - even in city suburbia. This shot is of pillars and palisades surrounding a large open tract of ground before the houses which are barely visible in the background (all behind their OWN fences) 

These houses were built years before the National Freeway - the N1 between Johannesburg and Cape town. Now they have to contend with traffic noise and pollution
Another suburb of houses along the National Freeway
Then the closer to the freeway, the higher the security

This section of residences are duplex houses all the same (reminded me of the song: Little Boxes, little boxes...

Crossing the flyover which spans the N1,  with another bridge in the near distance

Bloemfontein, although a large city only has two skyscrapers! 

Bloemfontein is the capital city of the Free State province, and the judicial capital of the nation; one of three capitals of South Africa; Cape Town is the legislative capital while Pretoria is the administrative capital. 

I'm linking to Good Fences Thursday here


  1. i'd hate to have to live behind walls with razor wire, but we do what we need to.

  2. I can undeerstand what tex means however having in Africa, I know they are essential for safetly reasons. Love the reflection in the wing mirror

  3. I don't like these hight buildings ! So it would be good for me !

  4. Hello Jo, It is a shame the highway came so close to the homes. I can understand the need for the high fences and walls. The city looks like any city here. Wonderful series of photos. Have a happy day!

  5. Wow you did a great job catching these fences while driving by. - I don't think I'd enjoy living that close to a busy highway. Also the barbed wire on the high wall seems odd to me. More like something we see around correctional facilities then homes here.

  6. I immediately thought of prisons when I seen the razor wire! I am glad we don't have to do that least not yet.

  7. Thanks for the drive to town.


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