South African Night Sky
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Panoramic photo by Jan Vrsinsky PRO EXPERT MAESTRO Taken 23:49, 19/03/2010 - Views loading...


South African Night Sky

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30-second exposure (the longest I could take using a manual setting on my Canon 450D). I didn't dare to take another shot with a BULB mode because there were a lot of strange noises around and I was afraid for my camera and myself. Hopefuly it captures the southern hemisphere night sky at least a bit.

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A: Khotso Lodge

by Jan Vrsinsky, 120 meters away

Khotso Lodge

B: Khotso Horse Ride Break

by Jan Vrsinsky, 1.3 km away

During a short break we took to enjoy the landscape around

Khotso Horse Ride Break

C: Elgin Farm

by Jan Vrsinsky, 2.9 km away

Elgin Farm

D: Sani Valley Game Lodge (Demo Quality)

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Sani Valley Game Lodge (Demo Quality)

E: Inside

by Jan Vrsinsky, 7.1 km away


F: Bedroom

by Jan Vrsinsky, 7.1 km away


G: Terrace

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H: Local Football Game in Himeville

by Jan Vrsinsky, 7.9 km away

see also a video on youtube

Local Football Game in Himeville

I: Under-The-Berg

by Jan Vrsinsky, 8.1 km away


J: Himeville Arms

by Jan Vrsinsky, 8.2 km away

Himeville Arms

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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.

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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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