Hogsback, South Africa. On a very misty morning, on my way to our university's research retreat, tugged away in this tiny litte town, Hogsback, about 150km from East London, Eastern Cape. It is rumoured that Tolkien has derived his inspiration for the Middle Earth of "Lord of the Rings" here. By Susan Smith

It is rumored that Tolkien has derived his inspiration for the Middle Earth of "Lord of the Rings" here.

Kaysers Beach, East London, South Africa.  Photo collage:  ©Susan Smith. From Poetry blog: "as die son stilstaan" at: http://susansmithdotcom.wordpress.com/.

Kaysers Beach, East London, South Africa. Photo collage: ©Susan Smith. From Poetry blog: "as die son stilstaan" at: http://susansmithdotcom.wordpress.com/.

The road to Hogsback, (Eastern Cape, South Africa), a tiny little town in a nature reserve, in the Amathola Mountains. Photo by Susan Smith.

The road to Hogsback, (Eastern Cape, South Africa), a tiny little town in a nature reserve, in the Amathola Mountains. Photo by Susan Smith.

After the rain. Photo by Susan Smith

Photo by Susan Smith

Growing. Babylonstoren,  Western Cape, South Africa. Photo by Susan Smith

Photo by Susan Smith

East London, South Africa, hometown to me. Photo by Susan Smith

Image gallery of East London. Selected pictures in and around East London

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