#pinyourcity contest: Jammin' in Johannesburg

I was born in Johannesburg and although I only lived there until I was 5 it is still very much home for me. I hope this mini collage of pictures will show Joburg for what it's not typically known for; sprinkling a bit of optimism on an otherwise paradigm of negativity that often surrounds people's perceptions of South Africa's epicenter.
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Being a big fan of street art I love this wall mural created by ROA as part of the I ART Joburg series. Appearing as part of their endangered Rhino series, the artist leaves it up to you to decide whether these animals are extinct or asleep. [Source: todoinjoburg.co.za] #pinyourcity

ROA Stacks African Animals on a Building Facade in Johannesburg, South Africa. - photo via Art & Design on fb

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I LOVE Oxford for its peaceful spaces, beautiful surroundings and intellectual social activities.

Taken from the Nelson Mandela bridge in Braamfontein this is is a beautiful shot of Johannesburg's diverse city skyscape. There's also a serious dose of #cloudporn happening here! [Source: futuresport.deviantart.com] #pinyourcity

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Showing remarkable balancing skills, these two ladies were photographed taking a walk in Hillborough. This picture speaks a thousand words. [Source: http://otmardreselimages.photoshelter.com] #pinyourcity

Showing remarkable balancing skills, these two ladies were photographed taking a walk in Hillborough. This picture speaks a thousand words. [Source: http://otmardreselimages.photoshelter.com] #pinyourcity

The Greenhouse Project promotes sustainable living in Johannesburg.  The project takes a holistic approach to integrating green building and design, efficient and renewable energy, recycling and organic farming into the Johannesburg’s mindset. [Source: inhabitat.com] #pinyourcity

Copyright photo courtesy of The Global Oneness Project In the heart of South African city Johannesburg, a green focused community is transforming one urban park into a seedbed for sustainable living. Directed by Dorah Lebelo, The GreenHouse Project takes

The Greenhouse Project promotes sustainable living in Johannesburg.  The project takes a holistic approach to integrating green building and design, efficient and renewable energy, recycling and organic farming into the Johannesburg’s mindset. [Source: inhabitat.com] #pinyourcity

Copyright photo courtesy of The Global Oneness Project In the heart of South African city Johannesburg, a green focused community is transforming one urban park into a seedbed for sustainable living. Directed by Dorah Lebelo, The GreenHouse Project takes

This board wouldn't be complete without an image from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. South African flags in one hand, vuvuzelas in another, I love the sense of pride this photo evokes. [Source: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty]

This board wouldn't be complete without an image from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. South African flags in one hand, vuvuzelas in another, I love the sense of pride this photo evokes.

This photograph was taken in the urban area of Soweto, which is estimated to be home to a third of Johannesburg’s residents. Once the location of the Soweto Uprising in 1976, this photograph paints a more optimistic picture of the future of Johannesburg. [Source: iseeadifferentyou.tumblr.com] #pinyourcity

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