A stroll about town……..

Downtown Johannesburg hasn’t always been the safest place to go walkabout, especially not with an expensive camera in hand, but things are looking up and when walking in a group, I guess there’s more of a sense of security, plus the fact that the JHB Metro are trying to get feet back into the town, by beautifying the area again. With graffiti on walls and buildings being renovated, it has also become a photographer’s playground!

A Saturday morning’s outing with the JHB Photowalkers, to downtown Maboneng, produced these images. Maboneng means place of light, and is a privately developed urban neighbourhood on the east side of the Johannesburg central business district. It includes a museum, an hotel, restaurants and retail stores. It is fast becoming a very popular weekend hangout for young & old, hip or staid.

Once we have done with our photo taking, we headed to an old warehouse to learn the art of cyanotype printing – great fun! Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century as a simple and low-cost process to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ammonium iron(III) citrate and potassium ferricyanide.

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Blank stare

Blank stare

Car guard

Car guard

Ironic

Ironic

Broken history

Broken history

High rise

High rise

Cyanotype

Cyanotype

Empty

Empty

Still good

Still good

Maboneng, place of light

Maboneng, place of light

Planning mischief

Planning mischief

Under construction

Under construction

Hard at work

Hard at work

Looking up

Looking up

Hello dolly

Hello dolly

Naked

Naked

Twisted

Twisted

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4 thoughts on “A stroll about town……..

  1. I’ve been to Maboneng quite a few times already, and I love the essence of the place you captured through your pics: I thought I had seen it all, I guess I was wrong! Great post!

    • Hi Vincent – thanks for the great comment! Always nice to get feedback 🙂 You are more than welcome to join us on any of our walkabouts – and get to know our city even better (yes I read your blog :D) Go to http://www.meetup.com/joburg-photowalkers/, register (its free) and you’ll get mails about up & coming photowalks! Look forward to meeting up at some stage
      Take care & have a fabulous day!
      Sioux

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