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Photo: Jacaranda trees in Coronation Street, Cullinan.
Canon PowerShot S51S
PHOTOGRAPHY:Nature

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a greeting card on 26 December 2013, thanks to the friendly buyer!

The charming little Victorian village of Cullinan, Gauteng, South Africa is situated about 30 kilometres to the East of Pretoria and has become famous for the discovery of some of the finest diamonds ever discovered. Diamonds were discovered in the area at the turn of the Century and the Cullinan Diamond Mine established. In 1905 the world’s largest ever diamond (more that 3100 carats) was found in surface workings and named the Cullinan Diamond after Thomas Cullinan, who had established the mine. The mine, renamed the Premier Diamond Mine in 2003, is still being worked, and produces more than 1 million carats per year.
Cullinan has several well-preserved houses and churches, the main road, Oak Avenue, being lined with Jacaranda and Oak trees. Cullinan offers a great deal to the prospective tourist, whether it’s a round of golf at the 9 hole course or lunch at the Supper Room at the clubhouse. There are two-hour surface tours of the diamond mine and twice a month you can enjoy an underground tour.
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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  • SMILE!! Thanks so much Charmiene, also for the fav!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 2 years ago

    WOW….that is a stunning shot!!!

  • Thankyou dear Sally!! Not too far from my hometown… ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous!

  • Thanks for the fav and your kind comment mom23girls!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 2 years ago

    This is such a beautiful setting and photo, Liz. I have never seen flowering trees like this before. They are gorgeous.

  • Thanks Bev, lovely comment and fav! Yes, I couldn’t believe my eyes!! How wonderful is nature!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    How very pretty, Elizabeth!

  • Thanks so much Dot! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    So beautiful!

  • Thanks Marsha! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    Such a beautiful shot Liz! Until recently I had never realized that you had these beautiful trees in south Africa too. They are so beautiful when they are in full bloom! I really need to get my camera out before they finish flowering here

  • Thanks Dianne, Pretoria is known for its jacaranda trees and this beautiful street in Cullinan, about 20 min. per car from my hometown, is just wonderful to see! Keep your camera close! Smile! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 2 years ago

    Sjoe, dis baie mooi – en as jy nou daar ry dan klap dit so onder die wiele!

  • Dankie Pieta dat jy dit ’n gunsteling gemaak het, het gister daar gery en dit was ’n belewenis, SO bly die kamera het saamgegaan!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • kest standley
    kest standleyover 2 years ago

    Gasp!!! Oh, WOW…. this is so beautiful. What a superb capture Elizabeth. Do the flowering trees smell good ?

  • Thanks so much Kelle! yes, they are beautiful and it looks like a purple carpet on the street too!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 2 years ago

    It is so wonderful learning all these things about the parts of our country through your travels Liz, I always read the information to Dave and then we have l-o-n-g discussions! Lovely capture of these beautiful trees!

  • Great news!! Glad you enjoyed this purple pic of mine Maree, Cullinan is worth visiting!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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