Got the camera back today, at attempt #5. It’s hard to imagine a den of officiousdom than Sydenham police station. Lots of tubby men with moustaches sitting at desks, backed up with their little police martial arts statuettes and models of armoured personnel carriers. (Actually, it was worse under apartheid. One of the Cape Town police stations had in it the sign “If we wanted your opinion, we’d have beaten it out of you.”)
The photos are online here. I’m quite pleased with the last of them. It’s the one that got the camera swiped in the first place.