Our morning started off at this intersection,
in an area that we not visited before.
or for religious reasons,cannot attend a Saturday walk.
When Fordsburg was originally established,
it was a shanty town for migrant workers.
It is now a thriving commercial and retail hub
that probably sees more foot traffic than central Johannesburg.
They can be found at “Alhidayah Fashions“.
or it is being used for security purposes.
Here you can choose your own material,
and have the suit cut to fit in only a couple of days.
The final cost would obviously depend on your choice of material,
but I was informed that suit prices start at around R1200.00.
On a recent trip to Zanzibar, my wife and I
did a cultural tour that included coconuts.
During our walk we found vendors on almost every corner
selling fresh coconuts.
For R10.00, they will cut a hole in the fruit
so that you can enjoy the water inside.
You can ask them to cut off the husk
in order for you to nibble on flesh while you walk.
Most refreshing, and very healthy.
There are many fruit and vegetable shops offering a variety of wares.
When last did YOU see fresh peanuts?
it is supported by both locals and visitors from the suburbs
“Istanbul Kebab shop“.
There are several shops to tempt your taste buds…
Lebanese Church in Johannesburg.
Although the pews etc have been removed,
the roof and several of the original light fittings still remain.
Looking for perfumes?
Then you have certainly come to the right suburb!
The fragrance of Oud vies with the wafting smell of incense.
For “Westerners” who are not used to this,
it can be somewhat overwhelming.
But it is all part of the experience.
There are many shops that sell religious objects.
Most of the items are mass produced and
are therefore used for decoration,
rather than as collectors items
“Hamada goes East“…
Strange name for a shop?
Here you will find a variety of hookahs as well as all the
accessories that you might need.
The shop also sells a variety of perfumes and Islamic books.
“The Saheeb Paan House“.
I found out that Paan is a habit forming leaf
that is usually chewed like tobacco.
These pigeons were not found on the route that our walk covered.
I noticed them before we set off and went back to try and capture
this image after we finished.
It looked like a scene out of the Alfred Hitchcock thriller, “The Birds”.
He offers a variety of different cultural tours
in and around central Johannesburg and certain other suburbs.
Going on any of these will give you new insight into the metropolis we live in.
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