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Lesotho Documentary - 12 Days Driving in Lesotho

Journal Entry: Sun Aug 16, 2009, 12:17 PM

Some Thumbs from my recent trip: Mother With Sons by funkyjunky Rural Landscape by funkyjunky Shepard Boy by funkyjunky Old B asotho Man Smoking Weed by funkyjunky Sheperd Boys by funkyjunky Young Basotho Man Against Hut by funkyjunky Traditional Silhouette by funkyjunky Enjoying the Silence by funkyjunky Content by funkyjunky Mom and Child Holding a Lamb by funkyjunky Our Sheep by funkyjunky

The Lesotho Gallery Link is here:…

Update: The first time I went to Lesotho was for three days. If you read my previous journal entry… then you'll see where I got the first round of photographs for this documentary that will make up the images for my Degree in Photography.

For the latest trip I drove around for an amazing 12 days! It was really magical and really reaffirmed my love for travelling and documentary/travel photography. I started out this trip in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa (yet again), and this time I didn't have any car problems (thank God!).

Ok... I Drove from Pretoria all the way to Molumong, Lesotho in one day (with my 1985 VW Jetta). I stayed there for 4 days and then drove all the way over a hell of a mountain to the Sani Top Chalets ( and backpacker lodge. Here you will find the highest pub in Africa. I stayed here for another 3 days. On the first night it was -15 Celsius (dunno the Fahrenheit). The next day I climbed a pretty impressive mountain full of snow.

When I wanted to leave the Sani Top Backpackers I realised that I forgot to add antifreeze solution with my car's water cooling system and my engine was completely frozen. It took me two hours of pouring lukewarm water over the water pipes to defrost it.

Ok... I then drove to Maseru (Lesotho's capitol city). It's not a really pleasant place to go and I only stayed for one night). There were this group of troubled teens from this special school in the UK. Some of the girls had this huge screaming fight in the middle of the night and I thought someone's being attacked or something.

Oh yeah... Lesotho is well known around Southern Africa as a place where copious amount's of marijuana. About 30km - 40km north of Lesotho there were all these kids along the road selling a shit load of bags (shopping bags, not the dime bag kind) of weed for about R100 a bag ($15). Crazy!!

Ok the next day I drove to Southern Lesotho to a Area called Malealea. The Lodge here was AWESOME ( I stayed here for another 5 days.

This trip really grounded me. I needed to get away and I did. The photography was just a bonus. A photographer needs do photography for the joy and satisfaction of o good shot and not a deadline!!

Anyway enjoy the Photographs!!

  • Listening to: Kings of Leon
  • Reading: Gaurds! Gaurds!
  • Watching: You!
  • Playing: Rise of Nations
  • Eating: Bananas
  • Drinking: H2O

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jennystokes Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hello Philip
A very warm Welcome to PhotoSeries
Please read the Rules very carefully before submitting your 'series' of images to the correct Folder.
If you ever need any advice or help, do let us know.
Veratai Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
hello there :D you might, or might not remember me, but it does not matter.

do you have any new shots of a distant and seldom-seen cultures? :D
funkyjunky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
No unfortunately not. I haven't been taking photos lately. Sounds sad but not really. I am an independent person now. My own place, job as a photo editor... not much money at the moment for traveling, basically I had to sort out all my shit. They also stole all my equipment a while back from my car so it's not insured. But everything is well and all good. I'm planning a trip round Lake Victoria (wikipedia it) in December, so should have a lot of shots again next year. Thanks for the interest ;)
Veratai Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome :)
skart2005 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist
featured some of your art in my July/August Journal feature :heart:
funkyjunky Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot!!! Really Appreciate it!!
skart2005 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist
Welcomed dear!!
Love your linework!!
Ariadne77 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
OMG! What a beutiful gallery.Love youre pictures.
funkyjunky Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank yo very much!!! Haven't been taking photographs for a while but there is more coming soon ;)
Ariadne77 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Your welcom and im glad to hear that:)
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