John's Blog's Greylingstad Posts

I’m combining photographs from previous blog posts into eBooks to bring together particular themes. This post introduces The Surrogate. The Surrogate When I…

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Nthoroane. The next post, The Schism, moves away from…

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Refuse. The next post is Hanging Out in Greylingstad.

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Kids 2. The next post is Nthoroane.

These children called and posed for a photograph before continuing to saw the log for firewood. The Greylingstad rubbish dump is across the railway tracks from…

I was walking the dogs when I saw these children playing with a wheelbarrow. A few moments later she climbed in and he wheeled her across to have their…

Three photos of the same ruins at different times and positions Time: In the grasslands of the Highveld we don't have spectacular autumn / fall foliage or deep…

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is House Ruins . The next post is House Ruins 2 .

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Shared Spaces 4 . The next post is Some Greylingstad…

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Shared Spaces 3 . The next post is House Ruins .

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Shared Spaces 2 . The next post is Shared Spaces 4 .

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Shared Spaces 1 . The next post is Shared Spaces 3 .

The old Greylingstad is disappearing. The former inhabitants have almost all left and ex farm workers have moved in to Nthoroane with their few head of cattle,…

The old station, the new station and the municipal offices no longer exist but their parking lots, now unused, remain. ... This post is part of a series on…

The roadworks camp lies on former farmland between the road bypass and Greylingstad town. No one I spoke to remembered when the camp was built but it would have…

Hostilities in World War 1 ended officially ‘at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month’ of 1918. This is now celebrated annually on the 11th of…

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Tennis . The next post is 11/11/11 .

The two tennis courts at the primary school are the only significant sporting facility left in Greylingstad. In previous years, when the community was stronger,…

Women scavenge firewood and dung daily and carry it home in bundles on their heads or in wheelbarrows. Transporting firewood is part of the local informal…

This post is part of a series on Greylingstad, a small rural town in South Africa. The previous post is Home Interiors . The next post is Firewood .
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