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The hole in the wall

Posted by
dobbino (Cape Town, South Africa) on 11 June 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

When one gets to this tunnel on Kogmans Kloof, there are only about 4 kilometres to go before one reaches the beautiful town of Montagu. This particular route was created when Thomas Bain built the pass and blasted a hole (in 1899) through the rockface. The Old English Fort is still on top of the tunnel (not visible from this angle, though), and can still be visited (if the constant presence of baboon troops is not a deterrent - we preferred to give it a miss!).

Title from the song by Billy Idol

Canon EOS 40D 1/15 second F/16.0 ISO 200 35 mm

All images © Rob Minter, and licensed in terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 South Africa License

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

and there was I expecting a cash machine :) Nicely documented Rob

11 Jun 2012 9:32am

@grouser: Thanks David. This is such a wonderful part of our world! When are you and Mrs G coming to visit - I really think you will enjoy it?

Canon EOS 40D
1/15 second
ISO 200
35 mm