Invented in Africa these concrete giants, called dolosse, singular dolos, disperse the energy of waves, to protect human settlements from the angry sea.They were developed in East London, a port city in South Africa, in 1963 and are found in millions around the world.

Dolosse, the large concrete structures used internationally to protect harbours, seawalls and coastlines around the world, was invented by South African, Eric Merrifield.

Orient Beach swimming pool, East London, South Africa Two amazing years in the Eastern Cape, S.A. Great friends at KPMG Alex Aiken & Carter

Orient Beach swimming pool, East London, South Africa Two amazing years in the Eastern Cape, S. Great friends at KPMG Alex Aiken & Carter

In December of 2011, i rounded up some friends and headed out to Bats Cave in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. I could not believe that i had living in East London my whole life and had never been to Bats Cave before, I was reminded again of what a beautiful city i live in and how i take it soo for grated.

People this is the beauty of where I live! Bats Cave in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

East London harbour on the Buffalo River in South Africa.

East London in South Africa: A Photo Essay

East London harbour on the Buffalo River in South Africa. The scene every morning growing up.

The fossil record of the coelacanth is unique because coelacanth fossils were found 100 years before the first live specimen was identified. In 1938, Courtenay-Latimer rediscovered the first live specimen, L. chalumnae, which was caught off of the coast of East London, South Africa. In 1997, a marine biologist was on a honeymoon and discovered the second live species, Latimeria menadoensis in an Indonesian market. In July 1998, the first live specimen of Latimeria menadoensis was caught in…

The coelacanth — a "living fossil" believed to have hardly changed over the last 300 million years — has finally had its genome sequenced by European

East London-South Africa-1904-Oxford Street-Postcard | eBay

East London-South Africa-1904-Oxford Street-Postcard | eBay


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This is where I was born. Not the beach per se but in East London, South Africa.

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Clarendon Girls' High School, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Clarendon is just down the street from Selborne, the premier boys school in East London.

Clarendon is just down the street from Selborne, the premier boys school in East London.

Big waves, Eastern Cape, East London, South Africa

Big waves, Eastern Cape, East London, South Africa

Great portrait of an African lion, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, East London, South Africa  (photo by Cindy Miller Hopkins, Danita Delimont Photography, June 2011)

African Lion, Inkwenkwezi Private Game Reserve, East London, South Africa Ill be here this summer :-)

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