Sunset at the old Cullinan Train Station
This is the old train station in Cullinan, Gaiteng, South Africa. The train station is no longer active and it seems that the tracks have also been decommissioned.
Cullinan is a big diamond producing town and is home to the Primer Diamond Mine, which has been the source of famous diamonds like the Cullinan Diamond. The train used to be an important part of the industry as it was one of the only ways to both bring supplies into the town as well as get the diamonds out.
Old train station in the very small, yet world famous mining town of Cullinan, where the Cullinan Dia...
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A typical main street in the small town of Cullinan, world famous for the discovery of the Cullinan D...
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this little lake is located on the property of colin horseback ranch.
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.