Johannesburg, and indeed most large towns and cities in South Africa, are characterized by high walls, barbed wire and elaborate security systems designed to keep intruders out. As a pedestrian, should one deem it safe to walk around alone, you would walk through these valleys of sheer cliffs of "Keep Out" on every side. Occasionally you may see glimpses of a garden paradise, but mostly you would see them from behind bars. This collection of images is mostly reportage, but I hope that as I take more of them, I can make them interesting as well as informative.
"My China" not only refers to the great wall, but is also deliberately references a peculiar South African slang, probably borrowed from English immigrant cockney rhyming slang and means "my friend". The term is used less and less nowadays. The irony is delicious.
I welcome comments, especially those that endeavour to help me take better pictures.
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