Sunday, April 19, 2015

April Love: I live here

I live in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

A place of contrasts...Wealth and poverty.  Black and white.  Crime-ridden and care-free.  Beautiful and hideous. Mountains and sea. Potential and hopelessness.  Violence and peace.  Love and hate. Kindness and cruelty.  Happy and heart-wrenching....

There is something hard to define about living in a place like this.  Some energy that you don't find in many other places.  It gets in your blood and makes the thought of leaving very difficult.

Drakensberg
Drakensberg

Valley of 1000 Hills
Valley of 1000 Hills

uShaka Durban
uShaka Marine World

Nelson Mandela Capture Site
Nelson Mandela Capture Site

KZN Midlands

Durban Moses Mabhida
Durban from Moses Mabhida Stadium

Durban Beachfront
Durban beachfront


Phezulu
Phezulu Safari Park
 
This post is part of  the April Love series, the brain-child of Susannah Conway.  In Susannah's words:
The theme of the challenge, as you’ve probably guessed, is LOVE — love for ourselves, our lives, the world around us. LOVE expressed in gratitude and kindness. February might have Valentine but we’ve got April LOVE :)If you'd like to get in on the action, you can sign up here. 

1 comment:

Isabel said...

Hi Gill! Interesting to read your conflicting emotions about living in Durban, South Africa. I imagine it's not dissimilar to PNG. I wouldn't say PNG is racist, as it's very much run by and for Papua New Guinean people, but there is that beauty/violence contrast that can be hard to get your head around. I love your photos, they really give a feeling of Durban. I'd love to visit South Africa one day. The light looks very bright and beautiful. Thanks for reading my little blog! Have a good night (or is it day in Durban now? I'm not sure! It's 7pm in China) x Isabel

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