Sunday, August 25, 2013

Maropeng. Returning to the place of origin (Setswana)


All the images were shot on this Canon PowerShot.
Powerful performance from a "compact" camera.


Golden fields of grasses in the early morning light


 From the inside looking out.
From the entrance to the visitors centre


Just in case you get lost, there is a comprehensive map.

We will pay a visit to the Sterkfontein Caves soon... 

Water plays an important part in our lives.
And in this building 

To find out more about Raymond Dart,
visit:
wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Dart
Listen to singer, songwriter and author Kinky Friedman...
This song is called 'Homo Erectus',
very apt!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7CC2HoBxhs


What a way to go...
wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Broom


Some of the original finds...  

The "gateway" to the second part of the displays


Looking like the set of a sci-fi movie.

Both of these students gave up quite quickly...
To be honest, so did I. 

Entombed in amber?
What might future civilizations think of us... 

Yes it is...
Fresh, clean drinking water is a problem. 

Have YOU ever been to bed hungry? 

86% for South Africa while Australia gets full marks...100%

YES WE ARE! 

I imagine that this board is cleaned often...


Wise words from an icon...
Nelson Mandela.

LUNCH! 

We enjoyed the Sunday carvery... 

When asked if they were fat, the Dinosaurs answered:
"No, we are big boned"...
Maropeng is less than an hour from Johannesburg on a tarred road.
Well worth a visit.
To find out more:
www.maropeng.co.za




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