Tag Archives: Canal

Railway Bridges and Canals: Intersections of Industrialism

Autumn is come, and the air is chilly. And so I haven’t been sitting in my usual spot on Victoria Square observing the movement and interaction of people over my lunch break that often. Once I’m acclimatised, and I’ve procured … Continue reading

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Slow on the Water

Canals are not something one immediately associates with South Africa. There’s only a couple that I’m aware of – one leading from the V&A Waterfront to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, and a few hundred yards around Canal Walk … Continue reading

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Ring out the bells upon this day of days

In the run-up to the Royal Wedding, I was trying to think of something to do that would more than justify my lack of interest in the wedding itself. Something witty, clever, hilarious. So when people say “So, did you … Continue reading

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Welcome Mats on the Water

I was first introduced to the concept of the Right Way to enter a city back in 2002. It was one of a series of interesting conversations with a trainee doctor called Tim. One tends to have a lot of … Continue reading

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Down a mine in a boat

Yes, you read that right, except that the word  “down” is probably not appropriate when applied to movement in a boat. Well, not a desirable movement, anyway, unless you’re partial to sinking. Or going over waterfalls. Particularly when the boat … Continue reading

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