Saturday, 23 February 2013

PICTURE THIS #188 - Your Neighbourhood ~ Marianne

As most of you do know, I am Danish lass living in South Africa and no, we do not have Lions or Giraffe  in our backyard.............I wish ( at one stage I did, but many years and moons ago, when first arriving here in Mpumalanga)

I now live in a small suburb of Johannesburg, called Fairlands. Fair it is and we love it , as we managed to get our dream  house in 2002, large enough for our combined 6 children, mother in law, housekeeper, 4 dogs and 3 cats, several species of birds plus space to move the business home too, to save on travelling and rental in town. 

This is the entrance to our home, which is the original Old Farm House of Fairlands with the original driveway lined by Jacaranda Trees. 



  our home

The road down to the local shopping centre also covered with blooming Jacaranda in November

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Overlooking the town on a natural hill, koppie.


    My town2


We are situated in a valley and close to a lot of natural beauty, like hills and farm lands.

  Farmland

I think I could keep visitors busy here for 2 weeks within a 100 km radius, very easy.... we have The Botanical Garndens on our doorstep with natural waterfalls,

our waterfall



several nature reserves and game reserves, the elephant sanctuary and the Cheeetah Reserve plus The Vaal Dam and Hartebeepoort Dam within an hours driving distance. We live in a city but within range of natural African beauty.

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You are all welcome to come visit any time. 

Just give me a call.

 Much Love Marianne

15 comments:

  1. Hi Marianne!! Breaking the rules again, I see?? LOL. You have a lovely house, I love the colour of it. Gorgeous Jacarandas is the second shot. Really nice rural scenes in the third and fourth shots. Wonderful waterfall. Your last shot, of the giraffe, was too big....it was stretching the page, so I did a quick resize :-))

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    1. you know me, cannot see a rule, without trying to break it. *winks*

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  2. Lovely shots all. Wonderful representation of your neighbourhood.

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  3. nice surroundings so different from your native place that I visited some years ago. tak for visiting my neighborhood

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  4. No wonder you fell in love with this country!
    Your house really located in a heavenly beautiful land! Marianne

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  5. How exotic!! All your pictures are so nice; I am in love with the first. What a beautiful house to live in. We have Jacaranda trees here in Florida; I wonder if they were imported from Africa. Gorgeous, gorgeous.

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  6. Your home and your environment are lovely Marianne.

    What a beautiful planet we live on.

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  7. Thank you everyone for visiting and your nice comments. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  8. You have a wonderful variety of photos. You live in a lovely place. Jacaranda trees are not something you find in Switzerland, and of course we have no giraffes. You have a wonderful house.

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  9. Love your images of where you live, Marianne. I can sense that this is home for you now.

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    1. yes, it is Amalie, not going anywhere, my roots are deep now here in my beloved Africa.

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  10. What a variety of photos of your lovely place, Marianne! The second photo could be in Lisbon. In my neighborhood, the main street is looks like that in May, at the time the jacaranda trees are in full bloom.

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    1. so funny, Jacaranda's in May. Ours bloom October November. I would love to go to Lisbon and visit your beautiful city and you would enjoy some candid shots of people here. If ever, you know you are so very much welcome , my friend *smile*

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  11. wow you out did yourself and it gives one a real feeling for you and your wonderful neighborhood
    thank you

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    1. thank you Heidi and thank you for hosting this lovely theme. Sorry I cheated , simply could not get it into just 3 photos was even playing around with doing a collage *grins*

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