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A goat on the parking lot





















When one has to describe Grahamstown one can name various distinctive scenarios, such as the donkey carts that every so often cause traffic jams on our way to lectures, the vast amount of religious structures, the numerous street kids and parking meters lingering on High Street, the persistently varying weather patterns, or the herds of drunk students stumbling across News Street towards Mr Burger or Friar Tucks at night.

So I started my little mission today, which is to document the town, its places and people (pics can be found on my flickr account). I'm going out daily and capturing a few images which I can relate to from my experience here.

And when I came back this morning I felt like I had not really captured a typical Grahamstown scenario, when I suddenly discovered a bakkie parked outside my place, with a man in a suit getting out of the vehicle, which was loaded with a goat. I have no idea where the man went, but for a good 15 minutes, I was sitting in front of my computer, starring out my window, at a goat on my parking lot. Could not have chosen a more typical scenario: random, very random, that = Grahamstown!

Watch my Grahamstown flickr set for new pics throughout the week, enjoy!

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  1. Blogger Elle | Friday, November 10, 2006 2:20:00 PM |  

    Damn! it's not mini. I was hoping tom got drunk again and ended up with him in GT again! How on earth I am going to fine him!

  2. Blogger Michael | Friday, November 10, 2006 2:27:00 PM |  

    yay i love goats. they're such stupid animals and stupid animals can't be cunning and trick you. it's good to not be tricked by cunning creatures. anyway i don't think that seeing a goat in your parking lot is strange. there are lots of goats in this town, and there are lots of parking lots. therefore, the chances of a goat appearing in a parking lot are pretty high. king pie has brought out a new pie by the way. roasted goat and beetroot. best eaten with a pinch of salt. muhaha. bleat.

  3. Blogger Peas on Toast | Friday, November 10, 2006 3:29:00 PM |  

    Hi Pflaumie!

    I saw your post earlier, but didn't have time to comment. I think it's a fabulous idea: a sort of tribute to your town before you leave. Document a pic a day with a post. I think you should also put up a pic of churches (since there are what, 57 in the town?) and Rat pics. Like people at the Rat and stuff as well.
    University pics too maybe?

    I look forward to seeing it through your eyes mate!

  4. Anonymous Gregoogle | Friday, November 10, 2006 4:06:00 PM |  

    Peas - that's exactly the idea- a tribute. I'll go to a different part of town every day and capture that what I can associate with...

  5. Blogger Peter Barlow | Friday, November 10, 2006 4:45:00 PM |  

    Awesome idea man! I look forward to seeing what comes out of your last few weeks in the G-Spot!

  6. Anonymous Rosco | Friday, November 10, 2006 7:55:00 PM |  

    What the hell is that? Is that his wife?

  7. Blogger Peter Barlow | Friday, November 10, 2006 11:21:00 PM |  

    Maybe he was coming to pay the rent hehehehe!