Dave Mercer - Bizonderimage | Living behind a gate

Living behind a gate

October 12, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

The Big Event since the last update was my daughter getting married - great event and a great day if a little strange from a photography perspective as I naturally my attention was focused on my daughter and not on my camera - so I will rely on the photographs from the official photographer and the other guests

Regular followers and friends will know that my job takes me all over the world and last week after the wedding I went straight to Durban in South Africa, 

Of course being there only a few days while working does not give you much feel for the country but there are clear concerns about personal safety and security in that you have to be aware of where you are and what you are doing.  During the day and in the city it seems like any other big city, but there are clearly places you would not venture to at night or by yourself.

What did strike me is how it is accepted that many (if not most) of the people who I met were living in gated estates or gated homes, with 24 hour security.  Everyone just seemed to accept that is how it needs to be but I am not sure I could be happy living that way.

 

Gated Entrance to the small hotel where we were staying



I have had no time to work on my course but my continual work travel has started me on a photography project where I am trying to take a picture out of the window wherever I am staying each night. 

So here's a few of the batch I have already after only 2 weeks or so......

 

Room 5 Thornton Hall Hotel Heswall UK
Kirstens House York UK
Room 10122 P&O Ferry Hull Rotterdam

 
LH 999 @ Amsterdam Netherlands
Room 9 Auberge Hollandaise Durban South AFrica

LH7335 @ Johannesburg South Africa

 

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