I stayed at the Beach Lodge for a lovely weekend in Swakopmund, in Namibia. It’s a wonderful oddball looking building which caught me by surprise the first time I saw it. It looks like a cross between a full-size hobbit house and a ship. It’s meant to shaped like the prow of a ship rising from the sands of the desert but I can’t help seeing similarities to Bilbo Baggins and friends’ houses in The Shire.
Johannesburg experienced extreme thunderstorms this week. A flash flood ripped through the east of the city, flooding one of the major freeways during peak hour traffic.
Cars washed away, people drowned and ordinary South Africans came together to help each other out of dangerous situations. There was untold damage to buildings and factories along its path.
In another part of the city the ground washed away bringing down the boundary wall of the Johannesburg Zoo. All the animals were safe though. And none escape so the inhabitants of the area were safe too 🙂
I took these photos from the 12th floor of the Radisson Blu hotel in Sandton where I was at the time on a training course. Taken from behind windows and through the glass of the lift-shaft.
It was a beautiful day…
Then the storm approached…
I saw that the storm was an ugly one, but didn’t know then how severe its impact was. With the difference in light you can see the reflection of the light fitting in the room.
Entered in Cee’s OddBall Photo challenge this week.
Honoured to have been selected as a Featured Blogger by Cee with this post!
I took this photo while on the hop on hop off bus in Munich. I liked the vapour trail of the plane above so decided to capture it. I then saw that part of my beanie’d head was also visible. I almost made it my profile pic on Facebook 🙂
And a few more photos that are just…well…oddball.
Can you see the doll’s feet peeking over the edge of the plastic sandpit?
Entered in Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge this week.
“Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge (COB) is all about those great photos that you take which really don’t seem to fit into a common category. We’ve all taken them and like them, because we just can’t hit delete and get rid of them. There is never a theme to this challenge, so what is an odd ball is all up for you to discover and photograph.” (Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge).