The History of Humewood pillars
Coupla ou's spent a lekker morning climbing and diving off the pillars at Hummies yesterday. Got me thinking whether the lighties even know what the history behind the pillars and the slipway is,...
The Campanile was erected to commemorate the landing of the 1820 Settlers and is situated at the entrance to the railway station and docks in Strand Street. The Memorial has a climb of 204 steps that takes one to the Observation Room, offering a magnificent view of the harbor and surroundings, more than 52m above the city. It contains the largest carillon of bells in the country in addition to its chiming clock.
The Sea can be a Dangerous Place as I Learnt - The Casual Observer
Being brought up by the sea brought us boundless joy as children. From a very early age we all learned to swim proficiently. As my father was brought up at the coast, he took us to the beach every weekend irrespective of what the weather conditions were like. Due to our competence, we were left […]
Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Grand Hotel - The Casual Observer
Currently this hotel may not possess the cachet of certain of Port Elizabeth’s more popular beach front hotels, but historically it is amongst one of the few remaining original hotels. Unfortunately not all of the revamps and upgrades have retained all of the original features. Nonetheless, it remains an important link to Port Elizabeth’s illustrious […]