Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Unfortunately due to its age as well as vandalism in the past, there isn't a huge amount of graves still visible in the cemetery. Some time in the past the municipality has taken the grave stones that has fallen over or that was broken off and cemented them flat (horizontally) into place over their graves. At least its one way of stopping the stones to be damaged more.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
In one of the residential areas there is a monument dedicated to Boer soldiers who died during the Anglo Boer War (1899 - 1902) The inscription reads "in memory of the fallen in the struggle for Freedom and Justice".
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Apparently they had two and one has been sold already. I'm surprised that this one asn't gone as well as it would make such a stunning centre piece in some office entrance area.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Authorities have been unable to refloat the boat due to the damage caused. The cargo and oil has been removed and the ship will now be cut up as scrap metal. So for now it has become part of the Cape landscape and photographers' subject.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Another fishing boat in the dry dock for repairs
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The walk along the coast only takes about 10 minutes or so and has some stunning (scenic) views and turquoise little bays. I felt a bit weird walk with my camera out in the open taking pics all the time, but we didn't really encounter anybody en route and non of those we did pass were naked or gave me any funny looks.
After a stretch of flat rocks we came over a crest and there it was... Sandy Bay... with no nudes. Bwahahahaha, how funny was that. Not that I was expecting many as it was late winter and a bit chilly. It's actually quite a stunning beach and I can see why its so popular in summer. Listening to my brother's rendition of what he saw the day he visited in summer, I may just have to make another trip... Heeheehee...
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Situated on Table Bay to the north east of Table Mountain is the Milnerton Lighthouse. Built in 1960, the lighthouse is in the suburb of Milnerton on the way to Blouberg. Even though the location is well inside Table Bay, this small stretch of coastline has wrecked more ships than any other coastline in South Africa. Over 150 ships have met their demise in the last few centuries. With the Urban development, a lot of land has been reclaimed changing the coastline and sadly the remains of the wrecks, along with their heritage, lie buried in tonnes of earth and concrete.
Unfortunately I only spotted it at about sunset on a rainy day, so there was no light to speak of when I took the photos. But I wanted it to be part of my lighthouses set. Next time I'll make an effort to stop by on a sunny day to get some proper pics.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Looking at the new 55 000 seater Cape Town Stadium at Green Point from this angle it doesn't look so big...
The real impact the stadium has on Cape Town and its skyline only really hits home when you look at if from across Table Bay. This view being from Milnerton...
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
If I can give my personal opinion, I feel now that the World Cup is over Elliot should go. It looks very out of place on the V&A Waterfront and actually spoils the view looking across the harbour to the mountain from Nobel Square. Perhaps relocate him to the parking area at the Cape Town Stadium. But maybe that's just me.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The fifth sculpture in the square, Peace and Democracy, was created by Noria Mabasa and acknowledges the contribution of women and children to the attainment of peace in South Africa.