Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

A fearsome sight, this armoured car at a spot overlooking Valley of 1000 hills:

Armoured Car 190513 001


But wait; what’s that in the background, and who are those figures visible through the hatch?

Armoured Car 190513 004

This puts a rather different slant on it!


ยฉ Colonialist May 2013 (WordPress)



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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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32 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Background

  1. Jeanius says:

    Silent-only my finger moved..


  2. adinparadise says:

    I missed this one, Col. Great story and pics. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Bams Triwoko says:

    Great job Col… Love cute kids.. ๐Ÿ˜€


  4. Colline says:

    The kids look like they are having such fun. What a contrast to the havoc those tanks wreaked when they were in use.


  5. Oh, lovely! They must have had so much fun, Col!


  6. 68ghia says:

    Imagine those things in wartime…
    Cool pics Col ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • colonialist says:

      Similar ones are still used by security companies. I prefer this role!



      • 68ghia says:

        Is it a Ratel?
        My American dude owes his life to thise things – apparently it’s the best troop carrier in the world. The safest in the case of an IED road explosion. We South Africans we great once upon a time…


        • colonialist says:

          Similar, but I don’t think it is an actual Ratel which, if I remember rightly, has the pairs of wheels at the back closer to one another, and more of a V-shape on the body to deflect land mine explosions.


  7. Very good pictures for the challenge ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. bulldog says:

    Love your entry…


  9. nrhatch says:

    I bet they had a “blast.” ๐Ÿ˜ฏ


  10. Sonel says:

    Great take on the challenge my friend. J & R are so adorable! Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚ *hugs*


  11. Tokeloshe says:

    Well done!
    What a great idea ๐Ÿ˜‰


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