Tantyi by night
We live in an unusual place … it’s rare for a South African city to have the suburbs and townships facing each other across a valley as we do. Of course that helps photographers take unusual pictures like this view of Tantyi by night.
Down in the foreground are the jacarandas and leafy streets of Sunnyside – the oldest suburb in Grahamstown. Up at the very top of the picture, on the skyline, is Extension 10 Mayfield and that’s the newest township of RDP houses. In between is Tantyi which is one of the oldest townships. The two parallel roads beyond the jacarandas are Raglan Road and Cobden Street. The picture’s a five minute exposure taken early on a Friday evening when lots of cars are out and about.