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Then & Now Photographs 1 month 3 weeks ago #72103

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From the summit of Spion Kop looking east towards Twin Peaks.Thanks to Brent Janse van Rensburg at Three Tree Hill lodge for these.
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Then & Now Photographs 1 month 3 weeks ago #72106

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These are great! More please. :)

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Then & Now Photographs 1 month 3 weeks ago #72107

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This one of the Lancashire Fusiliers trench on Spion Kop is by Jennifer Bosch
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Then & Now Photographs 1 month 3 weeks ago #72108

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The southern spur of Spion Kop, which the British climbed up on the night of 23rd and down on night of 24th Jan 1900.
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Then & Now Photographs 1 month 3 weeks ago #72129

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Thank you - great photos. Interesting to see how vegetation has grown on S spur.

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Then & Now Photographs 1 month 2 weeks ago #72182

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Stew, yes it is a dramatic change in vegetation! The stereoscpe picture would have been taken in winter [dry season, April to Oct] because the mountain aloes are in bloom, and the colour picture is in summer [wet season, Oct to April]
What you see is a welcome increase in lovely paper bark Acacia trees in the Game Reserve below Spion Kop - plus a more general aggressive overgrowth of thorn bushes, mainly outside the Game Reserve. Thorn bushes are now so dense on the slopes of Mount Alice and Swart Kop that you can no longer walk in many places. It's impossible to climb the NE slope of Spion Kop where the Carolina Cdo climbed up. Nobody seems to have an easy solution.
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