The View From Your Window

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Here’s the view from a reader of this blog who lives in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, in the afternoon. The photo is taken just after a massive hailstorm, which usually presages the spring. Details of the week-long project of reader photography can be read here. A reader comments:

Incidentally, Pietermaritzburg is where a young, UK-trained lawyer named Mohandas Gandhi was thrown off a train for sitting in First Class, where non-whites were not allowed to sit. This is widely considered to be the event that precipitated the political career of arguably the most amazing, significant, and praiseworthy political figure in the world’s history. (I’m admittedly biased, being South Asian.)