#pinyourcity contest: Jammin' in Johannesburg

I was born in Johannesburg and although I only lived there until I was 5 it is still very much home for me. I hope this mini collage of pictures will show Joburg for what it's not typically known for; sprinkling a bit of optimism on an otherwise paradigm of negativity that often surrounds people's perceptions of South Africa's epicenter.
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a train yard with many trains on the tracks and cloudy sky in the back ground
Taken from the Nelson Mandela bridge in Braamfontein this is is a beautiful shot of Johannesburg's diverse city skyscape. There's also a serious dose of #cloudporn happening here! [Source: futuresport.deviantart.com] #pinyourcity
two children are in the garden with plants
The Greenhouse Project promotes sustainable living in Johannesburg. The project takes a holistic approach to integrating green building and design, efficient and renewable energy, recycling and organic farming into the Johannesburg’s mindset. [Source: inhabitat.com] #pinyourcity
two children are in the garden with plants
The Greenhouse Project promotes sustainable living in Johannesburg. The project takes a holistic approach to integrating green building and design, efficient and renewable energy, recycling and organic farming into the Johannesburg’s mindset. [Source: inhabitat.com] #pinyourcity
two women are walking down the street carrying baskets on their heads and one is wearing a dress
Showing remarkable balancing skills, these two ladies were photographed taking a walk in Hillborough. This picture speaks a thousand words. [Source: http://otmardreselimages.photoshelter.com] #pinyourcity
the sun is setting over a city with tall buildings
This photograph, entitled 'The City of Gold', really does capture the richness of this lively metropolis. Thriving with culture and history, in Johannesburg there's something for everyone. [Source: jonhrusaphotos.com] #pinyourcity
someone is grilling some meat on the grill
Us South Africans take barbecuing very seriously; in fact 24th September marks National Braai Day (Afrikaans speak for bbq).In reality, there's nothing serious about a typical braai, it's a chance to kick back and relax with friends and family. I find it awesome that a nation's love for something as simple as a bbq can bring a city together! Whether it's lamb chop, or the traditional South Africa sausage, known as boerewors, nothing quite beats it.[Source: m.blogs.food24.com] #pinyourcity
two people are walking down the street under a sign that says i have a different you soweto
This photograph was taken in the urban area of Soweto, which is estimated to be home to a third of Johannesburg’s residents. Once the location of the Soweto Uprising in 1976, this photograph paints a more optimistic picture of the future of Johannesburg. [Source: iseeadifferentyou.tumblr.com] #pinyourcity
a large group of people with flags in their hands
This board wouldn't be complete without an image from the 2010 FIFA World Cup. South African flags in one hand, vuvuzelas in another, I love the sense of pride this photo evokes. [Source: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty]
a tall building with animals painted on it's side and some buildings in the background
Being a big fan of street art I love this wall mural created by ROA as part of the I ART Joburg series. Appearing as part of their endangered Rhino series, the artist leaves it up to you to decide whether these animals are extinct or asleep. [Source: todoinjoburg.co.za] #pinyourcity
the sun shines through trees and plants in front of a building with a waterfall
As one of Johannesburg's most famous pieces of art, Impala Fountain, created by Harry Oppenheimer, shows "nature’s most graceful charge that competes with any man-made efforts". [Source: hermanwald.com] #pinyourcity
the words pinyourcity are in front of a cityscape
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