A Top-Secret View of the Jozi Skyline

Last night I slept in the most beautiful place in downtown Joburg. I normally try to avoid superlatives but in this case I am not exaggerating  — it was literally THE most beautiful place in the city.

I can’t tell you where I was, specifically, because I was reviewing the place for a magazine and I’m not allowed to write about it or put photos of it on my blog until the review is published (not for a couple of months, at least). But I’ve decided it’s okay to show you pictures of the view.

Skyline early sunset

Jozi skyline in the early evening.

Panoramic sunset

Panoramic shot of the skyline at sunset. Can you believe I took this photo with my phone? I’m blown away by the camera in my new iPhone5s.

Skyline late sunset

More sunset. This shot would look nicer without the hideous “15% More Value” LED sign at the top of the ABSA building. But such is life.

Skyline night 1

Night skyline. Again, would be better without the hideous LED. The purple lights on the left are from a huge rooftop party that was happening a couple of blocks away. Luckily the party ended before I was ready to go to sleep.

Skyline night 2

More night skyline.

Skyline morning

Early this morning.

I’m dying to write more about this place. There’s a lot more to it than the view. But I’ll just have to be patient.

In the meantime, the Jozi regulars among you can probably figure out what the place is. And if you really want to know but can’t work it out, email Bheki at [email protected] and he will fill you in.

Me and view

This view made me so happy that I had to take a selfie with it.

To be continued.

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23 Comments

  • Reply wretchedshekels January 26, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Beautiful pics! Did not see it from this perspective, but still one of my favorite cities 🙂

    • Reply cf62 January 26, 2014 at 7:29 pm

      con serteza e muito belas fotos voce vai fazer um belo trabalhos parabems continuas asim

    • Reply 2summers January 27, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks!

  • Reply Lara January 26, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    Love Bheki and love this spot! Can’t wait to spend a night there or at Curiocity and bring peeps along!

    • Reply 2summers January 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      I’m glad you agree Lara. It’s incredibly awesome. So is Bheki.

  • Reply Sine January 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    love the pics, and can’t wait for the deveiling of the mystery!

    • Reply 2summers January 27, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks. Hopefully it won’t take too long. I guess I better write that magazine review now…

  • Reply Deano January 27, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Heather,
    Beautiful pics of a beautiful place!

  • Reply qhopkins January 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

    that rooftop screened-porch/gazebo looks familiar….like it might have been housing for certain artists creating art-inspired space in a certain building. but maybe I’m way off… Can’t wait to see your review, but in the meantime, LOVE the pictures, particularly the morning one….

    • Reply 2summers January 29, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Thanks Quince, sounds like you know where it is!

  • Reply joshnamareena January 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Wow: what a lovely places…………………….

    • Reply 2summers January 29, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Yes, they are. Thanks.

  • Reply joshnamareena January 28, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Wow: what a lovely places…………………….

    • Reply 2summers January 29, 2014 at 8:22 am

      Yes, they are. Thanks.

  • Reply Kathryn McCullough January 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Gorgeous view! And what a great opportunity! Can’t wait to learn more!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  • Reply Kathryn McCullough January 28, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Gorgeous view! And what a great opportunity! Can’t wait to learn more!

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

  • Reply thesignorina January 31, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Gorgeous view – and sounds like you are having a fantastic experience! I am living in Italy and reporting on life/experiences (from embarrassing, to romantic, glam to clumsy) – let me know what you think! http://signorinainrome.wordpress.com/

  • Reply thesignorina January 31, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    Gorgeous view – and sounds like you are having a fantastic experience! I am living in Italy and reporting on life/experiences (from embarrassing, to romantic, glam to clumsy) – let me know what you think! http://signorinainrome.wordpress.com/

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