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Johannesburg – Overview


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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©DGA 13.09.2010

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! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

21 thoughts on “Johannesburg – Overview

  1. You got all her facets in a nutshell 🙂


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


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


    • 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…


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


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


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


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



  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.


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


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


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


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