Sunday, May 13, 2012

Steve Biko Academic Hospital - Pictures

During my recent stay in hospital I spent my last few days doing a significant amount of walking - just to show the doctors and staff that I was ready to go home :-) A favourite spot was the exterior roof section of the building, which I normally visited at sunset and sunrise, with the hope that the moment would present me with some worthwhile photo-opportunities.

I believe I was lucky enough to capture some priceless scenes:

(Sunrise in Pretoria South Africa at this time of the year occurs at about 06:30. Sunset occurs at about 17:30)

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Sunset as viewed from the interior 9th floor bridge of the building.

Sunset as viewed from the exterior top parking area, near the helipad.

A lonesome dove waiting for the sun to rise over a hazy Pretoria.
(I had to zoom in to the max to record this scene. See the next pic for the normal view, taken from the same angle.)

The sun has risen and the same forlorn dove is still there.

Interior view from the top 9th floor bridge.

A super-clean hospital passage.

Entrance to the Cardiology Ward on the 9th floor.

Note the typo-error for the evening visiting hours.

Camera Specs:
SONY Cyber-Shot
25mm wide angle "Carl Zeiss" lens with 5x optical zoom


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