Shots from the Road: Painting the town red By Times Explorer 3 May 2010
The Times Explorer team ambled across country to Piet Retief and on to Amsterdam to check out its night life and red-light district. Things, as they discovered, are never quite what they seem.
Esa Alexander took the pictures (except the one above, because that’s him on the hot tin roof.)
Mountainside scriptures, near Piet Retief, South Africa
The main strip in Piet Retief. This is pretty much it
Mind your !!s and Q’s in Piet Retief
Caught with our pant down in Piet Retief
A little girl shops for a weave
A collection of tape cassettes in a Chinese store, Piet Retief
Phhht! We turned around and saw Minehle Thwala pulling this face. We realised, with relief, that what she’d blown was a vuvuzela
Howzit, China. A Chinese-owned store in Piet Retief
This woman approached the Explorer team for money, telling us she was struggling. We obliged. Minutes later we watched as she crossed the road, laden with shopping bags
Nightlife in Amsterdam, South Africa
The broken wall and town name reminds me of Hadrien’s Wall in Scotland where one section of the wall is missing for a few kilo’s. Just happened to be a house nearby build with very similat stones.
Certainly wasn’t honey at the thin end of that vuvuzela