Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day turns to night in the Cradle of Humankind



The Maropeng Hotel  in the early morning light...
A stunning clear warm Highveld morning in Magaliesberg


This is a male African Stonechat. 

The mountains and grassland reflected in our door.
 
Photographs can never do a landscape justice...
A Pierneef painting can!


Afternoon... 

Grasses can make interesting "subjects"  

Sunset... 

Standing tall... 

Gone...night approaches


The reception area takes on a whole new persona after dark 

A winter fire to keep guests warm 

The dining room and bar.
My wife and I had dinner with Tony Rubin ( General Manager) and his wife Denise.
A wonderful evening of diverse subjects and lots of laughter. 

From the reception desk
 
I have been informed that this is a Yellow-fronted Canary.

 
Time to cross the bridge and visit...

Maropeng! 

I know that graphology and phrenology are used to describe certain personal traits.
Is there any way of using a footprint for similar purposes?
There was a British study done in 2009
 showing anecdotal evidence that feet have a " language"...
However it did not look at a science of using feet like handwriting or bumps on your head.

Thank goodness for a breeze... 

Yes we are... 

The entrance to the visitors centre...
And then it was back to the hotel for breakfast before our visit and buffet lunch.
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