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The Jacaranda City…

It is funny how we are able to take something as the blooming of flowers for granted… Yes, it happens every year come spring/summer… This year however is different for me…

I am very fond of the city I live in – known as Pretoria! 🙂 It is hilly, full of trees, no high buildings (except for down town!)… it is like a huge town!! In summer when all the trees have leaves, the buildings disappear… It is magical!!! One quickly tends to get used to this – look past the beauty of this simple observation!! But this year is different for me…

Pretoria’s streets are lined with Jacaranda trees – in spring it would be hard to find a street that has no purple in it… Pretoria is fondly known as the ‘Jacaranda City’!! It is gorgeous… but goes by quite quickly!!! This is also the season when year-end exams start… So there are a nervous feeling attached to the blooming of the jacarandas as well… (If you haven’t started studying by this time – you are in for a tough time… 😉 )… Last year I “missed” taking photos of this beautiful time… but this year me & my Mommy took an opportunity after some afternoon showers to go & take some photos… -I am not about to leave this country without a few shots of this sentimental happening!!!

A street lined with Jacaranda’s!!!

Click here to view my Mom’s post on these special Jacaranda’s…

Don’t take the little/routine events for granted – you never know when you might not have the chance to witness it again soon!!! 🙂 **

Pretoria Bus Station

I took a few photographs (from the car) of Pretoria Bus Station about two weeks ago! Decided today is a day to share them with you… Nothing great… Just a few randoms!!!

Victoria Hotel - Oldest Hotel in Pretoria (1894)

I had to crop out the bottom part of the photo because there was a car parked right in front of me!! – It is not a place where I can get out of the car & leave it unattended!!

Bus Stop

A couple of vendors & travellers

Not sure what this building is, but it is certainly older than the surrounding buildings

Like I said, nothing special… just a few snapshots of a quick trip to the Pretoria Bus Station… If you wondered, we had gone to pick someone up there – not just to get shots from inside the car!!!! 🙂 ** Hope you have a great last few hours of weekend!!!