Sunday/ Allan Quatermain

I traveled back to Johannesburg tonight for more work before I can finally take some time off.   It was a beautiful clear day in Cape Town with temperatures crossing 30 °C (upper 80s °F).  The view of the colorful airplane tails was taken while we were waiting for the pushback at Capetown airport. or ‘Fly the Mango’ is a low cost airline.   The other picture is the courtyard of the boutique hotel I am staying in, the Quatermain.   I’m pretty sure it’s a reference to Allan Quatermain  – the protagonist  of H. Rider Haggard’s 1885 novel King Solomon’s Mines and its various prequels and sequels.   The character Quatermain is an English-born professional big game hunter and occasional trader in southern Africa.   He supports colonial efforts to spread civilization in the Dark Continent, and he also favors native Africans’ having a say in their affairs.

I found the  DVD starring Richard Chaimberlain and Sharon Stone .. and word is that Sam Worthington (Avatar) is attached to a sci-fi interpretation of the legendary Allan Quatermain character.

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