“Feel it in the Air”

Port Elizabeth (through the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality) has been using the "Feel it in the Air" campaign in the run up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The campaign involved "cloud men" playing soccer. I took this pic of the 2010 branding featuring "Feel it in the Air" from the Humewood train bridge. The bus in the pic is one of the new buses that is used on the new Bus Rapid Transport system (BRT) routes and is ferrying…


It’s Official….Summer is here!

Every year, on the Public Holiday we have in South Africa on 16th December, the City Council throws a party on the beachfront, complete with firework display. It is the official "Opening of the Season" to celebrate summer and welcome holiday visitors to our city. For the past 30 years that we have lived here, we have studiously avoided it, because of the crowds, parking and traffic issues etc. We sometimes went to high viewpoints and saw a bit of…


purple glory

Port Elizabeth has two satellite towns, Uitenhage and Despatch. Both are about 30 minutes drive inland, and rely heavily on the motor industry. They are both included with PE in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, which runs the metropole.Uitenhage is older than PE by a few years, and has some great old buildings. And at this time of year, it also has some glorious Jacaranda trees, which thrive in South Africa, although they are originally from South America.