Harties buck moon
The Buck Moon rising over the Magaliesberg illuminating the suburb of Kosmos
overlooking the waters of the Hartbeespoort Dam.
The first homes were built in the 1920s shortly after the Dam was constructed. It is thought that
the name derives from the Kosmos which grows wild in great drifts in many parts of the Highveld,
and in particular on the roads from the nearby major cities.
A steam locomotive traverses the Meerhof Train Bridge
In 1924 the railway line reached Meerhof, where trains had to turn around and return to Pretoria. The station was called Schoemansville Halt. Because the few roads to Hartbeespoort Dam were in a poor condition, the trains carried agricultural produce, sand and passengers.
The tranquility of balloons floating over the Hartbeespoort Dam.
This artwork is dedicated to Bill who had the courage and fortitude to ascend unto the
aether and thus join the great and daring company of intrepid aeronaut explorers who have been transported in an aerostat floating on the gentle zephyrs...