Courtyard of the Himeville Museum
The Museum is housed within a former fort, built at the turn of the 20th century. The building later served as a prison.
Among the displays housed at the Himeville Museum are historical household goods and clothing, wartime memoribilia, displays on local communities including the Bushmen and Bhaca as well as Stone Age artifacts and farming implements.
The Museum is situated on the main road running through the town of Himeville and is well worth a visit. Entrance to the Museum is free of charge.
see also a video on youtube
During a short break we took to enjoy the landscape around
30-second exposure (the longest I could take using a manual setting on my Canon 450D). I didn't dare ...
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.