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Rural Architecture

Of all the routes leading north out of Johannesburg, the Old Pretoria Road used to be one of the most graceful. The eucalyptus trees along the route were just dense enough to provide shade without obstructing the views out into the veld (grassland). Less than 15 years ago, the prettiest of these views was a cluster of brightly painted Ndebele homesteads just a few minutes' drive from the city.

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