Saturday, February 27, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

Movies I've Enjoyed Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

How to Loose a Guy in Ten Days
A Walk in the Clouds
Saving Private Ryan
I am Legend
Romeo and Juliet
Under the Tuscan Sun
A Walk to Remember
The James Bond Series
The Sound of Music
The Sinking of Red October
Shadow Land
Facing the Giants
Paper Clips
Independance Day
Italian Job (old and new)
Jurassic Park
Faith Like Potatoes
Mamma Mia
The Patriot
The Battle of Britian
Schindler's List
Mr Bean
Lion King
The Fast and the Furious
White Nights
My Fair Lady
Mary Poppins
Treasures in the Snow
Dr Shivago

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Two Faces of Africa

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Love (14) Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Love was there when the world was started,
And love was put in the heart of man,
Love was the thing which kept the world going,
Love was God’s own perfect plan.

Love is a precious and wonderful thing
which sets someone’s heart aglow,
Love is a pleasant, unimpatient thing,
which makes us love both friend and foe.

We all love someone, though we may try
to fight against this love.
But how can we stop all this loving
When the love comes from above?

Love is warm and exciting
It drives one right round the bend,
And the one who we fall in love with
Is the one on whom we depend.

Love should never be jealous,
But kind and helpful and true,
And when at last we find we’re in love
That person should love us too.

Reproduced with Permission

Queen Victoria Main Street Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Historical Structure St George's Park Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Harbour and Campanile in the background Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

The Holiday Rescue Chopper Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Summerstrand Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Harbour Cranes Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Art Rennaissance Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

William Bougeureau 1800's

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Art Rennaissance Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

William Bouguereau 1800's

Monday, February 22, 2010

Schoenies View Near Jacob's Ladder Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Boardwalk Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

The Cross Main Street Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

You (12) Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

(Dedicated to my Mother)

God made the world and He made you,
You, whom I adore,
You are all I need to have,
I couldn’t ask for more.

When in times of trouble,
And when my friendships end,
You always seem to stand by me,
You are my dearest friend.

When someone’s sick or worried,
When their tears are falling fast,
You are the light of courage,
Until all worry’s passed.

Your face is always happy
I can never hear you sigh,
My love for you is mighty,
`Cause I’ll love you `till I die.

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The First Christmas (12) Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

God Who made the world
Was sad to see its sin,
He sent His Son to die for us,
that we might be forgiven.

A dark night many years ago,
Jesus came to earth,
And by His coming, many souls
received a second birth.

Jesus, Holy, Sinless One,
Came to earth to save,
But He was only given
a manger, cross and grave.

The stars were shining brightly
The night was calm and still
The shepherds were all watching
their sheep upon a hill.

Then suddenly an angel
Robed in garments shining bright,
Appeared before the shepherds
and gave them all a fright.

“Fear not!” said the angel
“For my news is great to tell,
Jesus Christ has come to heart
to save you all from hell.”

We only gave Jesus a cross,
We only gave Him a tomb,
Today He wants to enter your heart,
Will you still say that there’s no room?

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Our Pastor (12) Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Published in the Church Newsletter

A carpenter, who, clad with tools,
Walked swiftly up the aisle
He reached the pulpit, then laid down
his very heavy pile.

The organist, who watched him,
Was thinking he was daft,
“What’s up?” she asked the carpenter,
who casually laughed.

“The pulpit has been broken,”
said the latter with a frown,
“Your pastor has a hefty fist,
and has hammered the pulpit down.”

“My head aches every Sunday,”
said a woman, (who was German),
“The pastor uses his fist and voice,
to emphasize his sermon.”

The curly-headed pastor
Shouted, “Everyone’s a sinner!
You’re not going home so early,
So forget about your dinner!”

The pulpit, by some miracle,
Stood and bore and pounding fist,
“You weren’t at prayer-meeting either,
You must go, I insist!”

At times the pastor’s cheerful,
He gives such hearty chuckles,
And he even gives a laugh,
when he examines his broken knuckles.

The sermons will continue
For very, very long,
And yet they are so interesting,
Dear sweet, old uncle John!

Reproduced with permission

Things I Enjoy Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Talking to GOD
The sayings of JESUS
Talking to my son and wife
The voice of my son
The voice of my wife
Being the best father I could possibly be…..
Being the best husband I could possibly be…..
The company of friends
A butterfly softly negotiating its way from flower to flower
The spirit of spring
The sound of the crashing of waves
The call of the sea gull
The welcoming flash of the light house
A loving hug
A kind smile
The wisdom lines of the eyes
A bee collecting pollen from a flower
Pictures in the clouds
A golden sunset
The first light of dawn
A cup of hot chocolate on a cold night
A bed warmed by a hot blanket
An ice cold Coke on a hot day
Helping the poor
The fresh smell of the sea
The fine work of a gifted person
Three words I love the most “I love you”
An ocean breeze
The dedication of my pastor
The laying on of hands
The prayers of Christians
Words of comfort spoken over my life
Relying on the power of GOD
Watching the dancing flames in the fireplace
The smell of a home cooked meal
The enjoyment of success
Healing the broken hearted.
The amazing ministries of GOD
The smell of coffee in the morning
The peace within a forest
The sound of a wind instrument, the flute
Remembering “thank you” and “Yes please”
Raising hands in Worship
The warmth of hands
A friendly pat on the back
Thanking GOD
The scent of a rose
The awesome beauty of a rose’s petals
Loving your pet
The stained glass windows of a church
The light pouring through stained glass
The silence and reverence of an empty church
The glorious sound of Praise
A Word of Wisdom from the pastor
The feeling of GOD’S love
The sound of a coo-ing dove
The smell of freshly cut grass
The wonder of a mighty green tree
A hot bath on an icy winter night
A playful kitten
Pulling into the driveway at home after work
Refined in-laws
GODLY parents
The peaceful spirit of my in-laws
Calling my in-laws home, home
A generous spirit
Being loved

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hymn - Brooke Fraser

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hobie Beach Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Hobie Beach Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Grey College Watch Tower Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Grey College Cornerstone Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


This stone was laid
April 5th 1913
The Honorable
Sir Frederic De Waal KCMG
Administrator of the Province
of the
Cape of Good Hope

Grey College Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Grey College Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Summerstrand Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Summerstrand Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Summerstrand Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Prince Alfred's Gaurd Building Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth


My deepest desire is no longer for things which fade and pass me by,
Although it has been so long now that my heart on these things has been fixed;
But I’ve finally learnt they can never meet my needs, or satisfy,
Which is why I’ve felt so unsettled and my feelings have been so mixed.

So many people hanker after what this life can bring
And money seems the only thing they struggle to attain;
Riches, fame and prestige to the world are everything
And they view the Christian way of life with scorn and much disdain.

I know we need the basic things in order to survive,
For we are only human and feel hunger, cold and pain,
Food and warmth and clothing to keep us all alive
And homes to give us shelter from the storms and wind and rain.

God created people and so does understand
That we are weak and needy, for He was human too;
He faced each problem that we face, He walked a sin-sick land
Was tempted, tried and punished for wrong He didn’t do.

I have a deep supreme desire to be like Jesus Christ,
To follow Him more closely and make Him King and Lord;
And by His grace I’ll never from His presence be enticed
by all the thrills and glamour that this poor world can afford.

Make me more like You, Lord, and fill me with that love
which burned within Your tender heart and sent You down to earth;
You sacrificed Your everything when You left Your home above,
to lead us to Your Father and to show us what we’re worth.

So touch me, dear Lord Jesus, and make me Yours alone,
Remove the sin within my life and make me fully whole;
Be real to me each moment, more real than I have known
Let me seek things of value – make heaven my only goal.

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The William Savage Hall Cornerstone Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

The William Savage Hall Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

"One Way Ticket (Because I Can)" - LeAnn Rimes (HQ Music Video)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Building Structures Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Transcribed from a "List of Structures" which can be perused on the website listed below. None of the early buildings which survived from the early 1800's appear to be listed and I will continue to add to this list periodically. However this list is a helpful compilasion to the history of Port Elizabeth Algoa Bay

Fort Frederick
1799 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

The Rink Street Cenotaph
1929 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Donkin Houses
1820 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Anthenaeum Art School
1896 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Collegiate Girls High School
1874 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Hospital Rodney Street
1856 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Pearson Conservatory St George's Park
1882 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

The Town Square Obilisk 1878 [removed and placed at the Aquarium, removed again]
1878 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

The first piers
1886 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

St Peter's Church South End
1857 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

The Mutual Arcade
1920 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

The Prince Alfred Gaurd Building
1882 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

The William Savage Hall
1900 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Aegis Assurance & Trust Co bldg
1923 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Bagshaw, Gibaud & Co Shoe Store, add
1927 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

1922 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

1927 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Four maisonettes for R Downes
1926 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Grey High School
1913 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Harbour Board Offices, won in competition (NM)
1902 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Harbour Board Wool Stores
c1904 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Hotel, Humewood
1925 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

House AB Thomas
1926 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

House EC Longworth
1925 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

House H Freilinghaus: Matoppos
1920 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

House JS Neave
1924 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

House Stanley Marks
1924 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Houses of various styles and designs for F Oldfield at Mill Park
1923 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Humewood Mansions, add
1923 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

King Edward's Mansions, now King Edward Hotel, Donkin Reserve
c1904 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Memorial Hall, St John the Baptist Church
1927 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Mosenthal's Bldg converted into Clothing factory
1926 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Mosenthal's Warehouse
c1915 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Pavilion, Victoria Recreation Grounds
1923 King William's Town Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth Club
c1905 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Richardson Bldg
1923 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

1926 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

St Mary's Collegiate Church, Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial Chantry
1926 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

St Mary's Collegiate Church, Rose Wirgman Memorial Gateway
1926 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Technical College
1925 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Victoria Memorial Home
c1903 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

War Memorial, Walmer
1924 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Warehouse for Hirsch, Loubser & Co
1905 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Warehouse for Lieberman, Bellstadt & Co
c1904 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth Eastern Cape

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Christian Movie

Rebuilding The Tram System Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

One of the most beautiful cities, in my opinion is San Francisco, located on the Eastern Californian seaboard in the USA. San Francisco has many iconic features such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the picturesque bay area, hills and terraces, the stunning city skyline architecture, the fort dwarfed by the GG Bridge, Alcatraz and the Alamo Victorian Homes. However the one thing that leaves a lasting impression in everyone’s mind is the city’s historic tram system.

Port Elizabeth rivals San Francisco’s topography and both shared a glorious era of tram transportation but San Francisco’s trams survived. The trams give San Francisco an air of sophistication and indulgence all part of the heritage of rich northern hemisphere countries.

The early tram company in Port Elizabeth had the good fortune of running the tram system in Cape Town during the prosperous years, but the company eventually ran into trouble and was liquidated. This effectively brought Port Elizabeth’s proud tram heritage to an end. The hope that the trams would some day be resurrected would prove not to be the case because of cheaper modes of transportation and the absence of visionaries in the transportation industry. The same can be said of the East London tram operators, where trams formed a big part of that cities history but are now gone.

In a world of cheap local transportation trams are generally ruled out as a viable option but those countries in Europe and America that are still fortunate to have them, trams give their cities a feel of grandeur and opulence.

It is still my dream to see the trams return to Port Elizabeth and the old tram sheds in the Baakens Valley housing a new generation of lightweight tram vehicles, complete with stylish yesteryear advertising on their exterior.

I envision new tram routes that take trams from the Campanile monument up the steep Russel Road hill, merging with Cape Road, but stopping along the way to pick up tourists and local sightseers. The trams would stop in Cape Road, opposite the BP Garage and the international Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise, allowing people the opportunity to also visit the Greenacres Shopping Center. The trams would then backtrack along the road which runs parallel to Cape Road and which passes the old Port Elizabeth Golf Club. From the old PE Golf Club they would wind their way around the historic Nazareth House building to meet up with Park Drive, then travel past St George’s Park cricket grounds. On their final leg they would proceed down the Baakens Valley, past revamped tram sheds, and St. Mary’s Cemetery. Along the way they would stop to pick up, or drop off tourists. From the bottom of the Baakens Valley the trams would proceed toward the Campanile, where tram ticket holders earn a free cup of Earl Grey with scones.

Another set of trams would travel along Main Street between the cities buildings, up Russel Road, and turn left into Rink Street, where they would drop off tourists allowing them the time to visit the King George’s V1 Art Gallery and the historical British Graves adjacent the gallery. The trams would then proceed turning left into Western Road, merging with Whites Road and down the steep hill, passing the Donkin, The Stage Door, and the Theatre, on the left. At the bottom of Whites Road, at the T junction, they would swing left into Main Street passing the City Hall, the Port Elizabeth Library, Queen Victoria’s Statue and old St. Mary’s Church. All this would be a tourist feast generating huge income for the city. It would be Africa’s only city boasting trams.

What is the chance of this dream becoming a reality? Just about Zero as money which could have been used on projects to create a spectacular tram system has already gone missing.

Methodist Church Walmer Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Methodist Church Walmer Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Methodist Church Walmer Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Christian Movie

Harbour to St Croix Island 2 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Historical Docklands 1910 Looking toward Main Street Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Quote:"Colourful Port Elizabeth viewed from the Jetty around 1910. By this time the port was a florishing commercial centre and the biggest town in the Eastern Cape"

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Historical Market Square Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

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Mutual Arcade 1920 Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Quote: "Main Street, Port Elizabeth, in the 1920,s. The Mutual Arcade Building is in the right foreground."

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Historical Port Elizabeth Harbour Algoa Bay

To all the faithful visitors I apologise For the poor quality video without sound. It is however still worth taking a look. I am busy trying to sort out the technical issues because I want to upload The Border Massed Choir led by Ralph Weyer.

Until then GOD Bless and enjoy!

Port Elizabethans Support Israel Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth

Netanyahu at his best

Even those who aren't particularly sympathetic to Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu, could get a good measure of satisfaction from this interview with British Television during the retaliation against Hamas' shelling of Israel.

The interviewer asked him: "How come so many more Palestinians have been killed in this conflict than Israelis?" (A nasty question if there ever was one!)

Netanyahu: "Are you sure that you want to start asking in that direction?"

Interviewer: (Falling into the trap) Why not?

Netanyahu: "Because in World War II more Germans were killed than British and Americans combined, but there is no doubt in anyone' s mind that the war was caused by Germany's aggression. And in response to the German blitz on London, the British wiped out the entire city of Dresden, burning to death more German civilians than the number of people killed in Hiroshima. Moreover, I could remind you that in 1944, when the R.A.F. tried to bomb the Gestapo Headquarters in Copenhagen, some of the bombs missed their target and fell on a Danish children's hospital, killing 83 little children. Perhaps you have another question?"

Apparently, Benjamin Netanyahu gave another interview and was asked about Israel's occupation of Arab lands. His response was, "It's our land". The reporter (CNN or the like) was stunned - read below "It's our land..." It's important information since we don't get fair and accurate reporting from the media and facts tend to get lost in the jumble of daily events.

"Crash Course on the Arab-Israeli Conflict."

Here are overlooked facts in the current & past Middle East situation. These were compiled by a Christian university professor:

BRIEF FACTS ON THE ISRAELI CONFLICT TODAY... (It takes just 1.5 minutes to read!)

It makes sense and it's not slanted. Jew and non-Jew -- it doesn't matter.

1. Nationhood and Jerusalem: Israel became a nation in 1312 BC, two thousand (2000) years before the rise of Islam.

2. Arab refugees in Israel began identifying themselves as part of a Palestinian people in 1967, two decades after the establishment of the modern State of Israel.

3. Since the Jewish conquest in 1272 BC, the Jews have had dominion over the land for one thousand (1000) years with a continuous presence in the land for the past 3,300 years.

4. The only Arab dominion since the conquest in 635 lasted no more than 22 years.

5. For over 3,300 years, Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital. Jerusalem has never been the capital of any Arab or Muslim entity. Even when the Jordanians occupied Jerusalem, they never sought to make it their capital, and not one single Arab leader came to visit it from 1948 to 1967.

6. Jerusalem is mentioned over 700 times in Bible, the Jewish Holy Scriptures. Jerusalem is not mentioned even once in the Koran.

7. King David founded the city of David Solomon built the Temple Mohammad never came to Jerusalem.....

8. Jews pray facing Jerusalem. Muslims in Jerusalem pray with their backs toward Jerusalem.

9. Arab and Jewish Refugees: in 1948 the Arab refugees were encouraged to leave Israel by Arab leaders promising to purge the land of Jews. Sixty-eight percent left (many in fear of retaliation by their own brethren, the Arabs), without ever seeing an Israeli soldier. The ones who stayed were afforded the same peace, civility, and citizenship rights as everyone else.

10. The Jewish refugees were forced to flee from Arab lands due to Arab brutality, persecution and pogroms.

11. The number of Arab refugees who left Israel in 1948 is estimated to be around 630,000. The number of Jewish refugees from Arab lands is estimated to be the same.

12. Arab refugees were INTENTIONALLY not absorbed or integrated into the Arab lands to which they fled, despite the vast Arab territory. Out of the 100,000,000 refugees since World War II, theirs is the only refugee group in the world that has never been absorbed or integrated into their own people's lands. Jewish refugees were completely absorbed into Israel, a country no larger than the state of New Jersey.

13. The Arab-Israeli Conflict: the Arabs are represented by eight separate nations, not including the Palestinians. There is only one Jewish nation. The Arab nations initiated all five wars and lost. Israel defended itself each time and won.

14. The PLO's Charter still calls for the destruction of the State of Israel. Israel has given the Palestinians most of the West Bank land, autonomy under the Palestinian Authority, and has supplied them.

15. Under Jordanian rule, Jewish holy sites were desecrated and the Jews were denied access to places of worship. Under Israeli rule, all Muslim and Christian sites have been preserved and made accessible to people of all faiths.

16. The UN Record on Israel and the Arabs: of the 175 Security Council resolutions passed before 1990, 97 were directed against Israel.

17. Of the 690 General Assembly resolutions voted on before 1990, 429 were directed against Israel.

18. The UN was silent while 58 Jerusalem synagogues were destroyed by the Jordanians.

19. The UN was silent while the Jordanians systematically desecrated the ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

20. The UN was silent while the Jordanians enforced an... policy of preventing Jews from visiting the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

These are incredible times. We have to ask what our role should be. What will we tell our grandchildren about what we did when there was a turning point in Jewish destiny, an opportunity to make a difference?

START NOW - Send this to 18 other people you know and ask them to send it to eighteen others, Jew and non-Jew - it doesn't really matter.

St Augustines Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth