05 June 2009

Sky Watch Friday and other things

Where there's a statue there's a pigeon, or two or three, or................let's just say lots more.

Oom Paul does not look amused and nor would I, if I was in his position. But then I guess that goes with the territory, if you happen to be a statue.

We had to go to Pretoria this week to apply for Bulgarian visas in person . What a mission. It cannot be done from a distance, because you have to go through an interview. So we flew to Johannesburg, hired a car and drove to Pretoria, for what amounted to a few questions. I felt quite cheated - I would have liked more of a grilling, for the expense and time it took to get there.

So we had a day to spare and took time out to drive around Pretoria and walk around Church Square where the statue of Paul Kruger is situated. We also stopped off at the Union Buildings, where I took this rather hazy shot with the statue of Louis Botha in the foreground.

Not too long now and we will be spending some time in Turkey and from there we will be going to Bulgaria, for some quality time with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter.
Check out the Sky Watch site for more pictures from around the world.


shabby girl said...

Great statue pictures!!! If I were a statue, I'd be okay with the birds. What secrets they could tell about where they'd been, and what they'd seen.

Michelle Johnson said...

Talk about a feather in your hat... great shots. I especially like that first one. Have a great day.

Firefly said...

I have noticed how there is always a couple of pigeons taking a ride on the horse memorial.
I can't wait for you to get back from Turkey and Bulgaria with some photos.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Now why did you not let me know you were coming and we could have got together for coffee somewhere? It would have been fun. Next time you and the Mrs come here, please let me know. :)

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Oh yes, the pigeons. Though they are fun to watch and actually pretty birds, they can become quite distructive. Many a statue needs to be repaired often due to the droppings of the pigeons.
The second pic is lovely.