Sunday, 11 July 2010

Stunning Salisbury

My good friend, Wally Joyce, recently received a number of Rhodesian Postcards form Mrs. Pat Wise, widow of the late John who was in the Safety Equipment Section of the Rhodesian Air Force.

Wally took time out to scan and forward the images to me. I then approached Wally to see if there was any identification on the cards, the information has now been added to the images.

ORAFs would like to record its thanks to Pat and also to Wally.

A personal observation is that I have never seen a photo including both the flame lily and Zimbabwe bird. See image 1.

Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Eddy Norris
December 2009

Photo  1
Christmas lights, Salisbury, First Street and Woolworths on left.

Photo 2
Jameson Avenue

Photo 3
Flamboyant Trees, Blakiston Street, Salisbury

Photo 4
Jacaranda Trees, Montagu Avenue, Salisbury

Photo 5
Jameson Avenue, Salisbury, facing West

Photo 6
Second Street - Cecil Square, Salisbury.

Photo 7
A view towards the Northern Suburbs

Photo 8
Salisbury, Livinstone House from Moffatt Street

John Mussell Wrote on July 11, 2010:-

Browsing the book "A Scantling of Time" by G H Tanser. Thinking of the colourful pictures of the Capital's superb tree-lined avenues you have sent out in recent times, I came across this picture and found the contrast fascinating. Those who designed and brought to life the city were certainly an energetic and far-sighted bunch.

Photo 9
Baines Ave, looking west from Third Street, 1896


At 7 July 2011 at 01:18 , Blogger walt m v said...

Hey Friend , ... Beautiful -absolutely beautiful- photos that truly water my eyes .
... Also thoughts of betrayals , greed , and "political expediency / correctness" .
(I passed a flight to Salisbury via Jo'burg and Vic Falls in '74 ; found my wife-to-be as a result .)
The photos' are so lovely and sweet , obviously and understandably so very precious and dear to your heart . I thank you for sharing such treasured memories .

Sincerely , with all best wishes , Walter Martin
Columbus, N.J. , usa

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At 12 September 2015 at 13:47 , Blogger Donald Chiwakira said...

Thank You...these are really splendid.

At 6 November 2015 at 04:34 , Blogger Leslie Lim said...

I read your blog.I thought it was great.. Hope you have a great day. God bless.


At 10 July 2016 at 12:15 , Blogger howeocromar said...

Wonderful photographs. The 1896 shot of Baines Avenue puts them in perspective : so very much achieved, in such a short time. Rhodesia, sacrificed on the altar of political expediency, and its memory a reproach to its destroyers who care to examine its history, and their conscience.

At 30 September 2016 at 21:37 , Blogger Edward de Bruin said...

Love these pictures. We came in 1957 and saw the dark clouds on the horizon of the future and left in 1964. Miss the days there in a place where the pioneering spirit was still very much alive building a nation.
So sad to see it deteriorate to its present state.
Ed California USA


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