01 July 2010

Skywatch Friday - Looking at the Donkin differently

The Donkin Reserve boasts two of the most prominent landmarks of Port Elizabeth. Enjoy the views from a different perspective.

The pyramid backlit by the early morning sun. It was built by Sir Rufane Donkin, Acting Governor of the Cape Colony, in memory of his wife Elizabeth. He also named the city after her 1820.


The lighthouse is no longer operational and is now used as a tourism centre


The pyramid and lighthouse seen in their comtext. The area is undergoing extensive upgrading and if you are interested in seeing other pictures, click on the link to Donkin Facelift.


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11 comments:

Judy said...

I love that view of the lighthouse!!! It seems so much taller in that photo than in the next...

EG Wow said...

I guess your light houses aren't needed anymore either, at least according to your government. I'm glad it has found an alternate use.

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! How abstract! Fantastic.

J Bar said...

Cool shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Paty said...

Now that's what I call "artsy-fartsy" photography--so WONDERFUL for us to view and so difficult to get just right. You did great. . .

Carolyn Ford said...

Oh, what a photo find this place is! Your photos are so well done...the perspective of that lighthouse is awesome, especially.

Firefly said...

I also featured the Donkin in my post today. The Donkin Reserve always make for some awesome photographic opportunities with so many angles and perspectives possible.

Ma.links said...

Great angles and great shots.

katney said...

Lovely. I'm fond of lighthouses. There are some you can find that you can overnight in--that would be fun.

Regina said...

Magnificent captures!
Happy SWF.

syel said...

love the first photo! i like the perspective of it.