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Johannesburg – Overview

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The skyline of Johannesburg\’s Central Business District as seen from the observatory of the Carlton Centre

Johannesburg – Overview

Jo’burg, City of Gold – Egoli,
Home to the very rich,
Home to the very poor,
Hub of the country’s economy,
Crime capital of the country,
To the rich it is a City of Plenty,
To the poor a City of Dreams.

Feelings of anticipation, animation, stimulation,
Restlessness and tension;
Both good and bad vibrations, sensations;
Hustle and bustle seven days a week,
No time to lose, whatever you choose;
Sinning and spinning day and night;
Cloned cops on the streets, who can tell what’s real?.

11 Diagonal Street, designed by the famous German-American architect Helmut Jahn and built in 1984

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Photo’s: Wikipedia.org

©DGA 13.09.2010

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

21 thoughts on “Johannesburg – Overview

  1. You got all her facets in a nutshell 🙂

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  2. I love the hustle and bustle of life in Jhb.

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  3. Wonderful mind picture you create… both the hope and the despair comes out and that is what is so sad of big cities…

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    • Thanks, Lynda! It is sad when you think of people migrating to cities in the hope of a better life and especially when they leave their families behind… While the rich get richer…

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  4. HuH? A comment so great I made it twice? Freaky!

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  5. How I long to see it again 🙂 I am addicted in coming here now because you feed my soul 🙂

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  6. nice you captured the feel of your city well…never been there…but would not mind a visit…

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  7. Nice work. First time I’ve stopped by your blog, glad I did. Cheers. Great pic too…

    Luke

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  8. Great portrait of Jhb, indeed.

    I have had to rush through posts to catch up, which is a pity. They need to be dwelt upon. I shall have to do so bit by bit.

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  9. lovely view of my city. I just adore joburg’s glass buildings that reflect the city back in odd ways

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  10. Hurrah, some photos! Lovely ones as well. I’d love to visit South Africa at some point *sigh*

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  11. Glad you like the photo’s, Peter. It would be nice if one day, perhaps, you can visit….

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