The ache for home lives in all of us

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned” ~ Maya Angelou

Rossburgh and Seaview are residential areas situated alongside each other in Durban South Africa.

Some of the older houses are really interesting; basic brick or asbestos walls, and corrugated iron or tiled roofs.

They are mostly sturdy in construction and not surrounded by high walls and other security measures (barbed wire / electric fencing) like many other houses in Durban and other areas in South Africa.

Both areas draw persons from all walks of life and the atmosphere generally seems friendlier and more down-to-earth than most other places in Durban.

A wide selection of shopping geared for the thrifty consumer can be found in a small radius.

Whilst both areas may have fallen a little off the map, are dilapidated in places, I really love visiting to find a good purchase / deal, meet interesting people and relax – enjoy life in a slower lane; even if only for a few hours.

It’s not fancy; just simple with a taste of that “old-time goodness” that a lot of places have lost.

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“A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body” ~ Benjamin Franklin

An addition to the original post:

As I posted “The ache for home lives in all of us” I received an email (40 minutes prior) and noticed that Steve McCurry, who I follow, had done a similar post called “Home Again”.

He takes lovely photos and had clearly beaten me to the draw.

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7 thoughts on “The ache for home lives in all of us

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