Every now and again you have a weekend that makes all recent weekends seem completely rubbish. I had one such weekend a few weekends ago. Travis and Maike from welovepictures were up from Cape Town for a wedding and Casey of Streetscene Tours and siblingmine had a rare weekend off. Judd and Jeannie of Corner Cafe being there as well, recommended we take a trip on Durban's People Mover buses to Addington for a swim, and then on to this rooftop garden he'd heard about in Monty Naicker Street ( formerly Pine Street ). What I saw there was honestly one of the highlights of the month, if not the year. Initiated by the Architecture Department of the eThekweni Municiplaity and overseen by facilities management company Drake & Scull, a rooftop in the city center has been converted into an organic garden, complete with worm farm, grey water facilities and solar panels. Part of a larger plan to green up the city center rooftop by rooftop, the garden is a breath of fresh air, literally. They've even taken to planting cabbage and spinach in the adjacent taxi rank flower beds for the use of informal traders and taxi drivers. Last week during lunch I took workmates Gazza, Greg and Diff to snap a few shots. Thanks to Gazza for the pics.
New, and to be honest just as humbling as it is inspiring, vid on The Selby. The video documents the work of deaf artist Christine Sun Kim and shows in part how she uses sound as a means to create and the challenge she faces, making use of a medium that's completely foreign to her.