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Wonderboom Airport

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The Wonderboom Airport was opened in 1937, and is located in the Wonderboom suburb, near Montana.  The airport is popular with smaller airplanes, charted flights and private owners.

The Wonderboom Airport celebrates 75 years of aviation in 2011.

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Bilder in der Nähe von Pretoria

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A: Wonderboom Airport Airshow

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The Wonderboom Airport celebrated 75 years in aviation in 2011. A popular airport with daily private ...

Wonderboom Airport Airshow

B: Wonderboom Tree Trunk

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The Wonderboom tree has an original trunk now over 5 meters in diameter, and 13 daughter trunks over ...

Wonderboom Tree Trunk

C: Under the Wonderboom Giant Wild Fig Tree

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The Wonderboom original tree trunk is 5,5 m diameter the 1000 year old wild fig tree. Branches of thi...

Under the Wonderboom Giant Wild Fig Tree

D: Wonderboom Giant Fig Tree

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The Wonderboom is the name given to this massive wild fig tree (Ficus salicifolia). The tree was disc...

Wonderboom Giant Fig Tree

E: Ruins of Fort Wonderboom

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The ruins of Fort Wonderboom, built in 1897, as one of the 4 Forts built to defend the capitol city d...

Ruins of Fort Wonderboom

F: Fort Wonderboom Ruins view of Pretoria

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The ruins of Fort Wonderboom lie on top of Wonderboom Hill. A 45 minute hike up the Wonderboom Hill, ...

Fort Wonderboom Ruins view of Pretoria

G: Vidi Flats from Elevated Mast

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Vidi Flats in Wonderboom South is a block of residentual apartments at the foot of the Magaliesberg m...

Vidi Flats from Elevated Mast

H: Gezina Galleries centre

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Gezina Galleries centre is a typical shopping centre in suburban Tswane (Pretoria).

Gezina Galleries centre

I: New Department of Foreign Affairs Constuction Site

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New Department of Foreign Affairs Head Office is being built in the City of Tshwane. The new building...

New Department of Foreign Affairs Constuction Site

J: Pretoria Zoo Elephants

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In this panoramic image taken at the Pretoria Zoo you can see elephants and giraffe. Look carefully.....

Pretoria Zoo Elephants

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Dies ist ein Überblick von Africa

Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.

The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.

Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.

In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.

Text by Steve Smith.

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