Tag: Museum

Anglo-Boer War Memorial

Anglo-Boer War Memorial

South Africa has built a rich and varied history in its short existence.
Unfortunately, a lot of the South African history is a dark one, this memorial remembers one of these dark times, the Anglo-Boer War of 1899 to 1902, a time of holocaust a time of concentration camps.

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Voortrekker Monument at Sunset

Voortrekker Monument at Sunset

Photo 9 the 2016 Collection

With the coming Pretoria wide-angle photowalkI thought it would be wise to scout the area and make sure everything was accessible, that there is enough subject matter to shoot and that we can get the sunset!

It would have been nice to have clouds as clouds make for better sunsets but this image of the monument speaks for itself, I think we are going to have loads of fun.
I am also practicing my Photoshop skills with a tablet, it is so much easier that a mouse.
Layering 6 images manually is not the easiest thing in the world though.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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Kimberley Hole Tented Camp

Kimberley Hole Tented Camp

Photo 8 the 2016 Collection

As you walk into the “village” in Santarama Miniland the first thing presented to you it a replica of what the Kimberley Hole was like during the rush, tented camp and all.
Petty most of it is falling apart.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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Santarama Miniland

Santarama Miniland

Photo 7 the 2016 Collection

I love the derelict because it makes for good photography, but today I found myself ashamed of the derelict, I found myself shameful of being South African.
You may think it is the politics of the last few days and you would be wrong in many ways.
I was organizing a photo-walk with a challenge, 50mm shallow depth of field, I wanted everyone to have an opportunity to get it right with little effort so the rest was up to creativity.
What a better place to do such a walk than a miniland full of historical building models?
This is a tourist attraction on the famed red bus tour after all, though I was told that it had gone down I thought of it as it need a coat of pain, was I wrong!
The pace is a mess, it has not been maintained in so long it is literally falling apart, with an non-refundable entrance fee of R35 it is grand theft, no less.
Johannesburg Tourism owe to look into this and Santarama should just close it or refurbish it.
It is a petty because it is a good concept.
This is one of the better looking models.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2016

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Huguenot Memorial Museum

Photo 74 of 356 of the 2015 Collection

When walking around Franschhoek there are a few spot one cannot miss, this is one.
The mountain backdrop is typical of the Western Cape region, no mater where you point your camera the some are bound to be there.
You can find more information on the Huguenot Memorial Museum here.

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing

Photo 48 of 356 of the 2015 Collection
Randomly chosen by Kirstin Garland from my Blue collection.

Drool, this Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing should be in my garage, what is not to like about it?
Why does it HAVE TO sit in a museum? Why?

Photograph by Pascal Parent © 2015

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