Thursday, February 5, 2009

Signal Hill Sunset

When the sun sets in Cape Town, many residents and visitors flock to the Atlantic Seaboard to see the sun disappearing behind the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean.

A very popular spot to go and see the sun set is from Signal Hill

There are normally a couple of tourist buses with hordes of tourists aiming their cameras westward.
Looking east from Signal Hill you can see Table Mountain with Devil's Peak flanking it. The afternoon I went up to see the sunset there was a puff of cloud on top of Devil's Peak and the near full moon was rising over it.

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25 comments:

  1. why you do this to me
    *sob, sob, sob *
    I'm so homesick and now you have to go show my beautiful CT and mountain...
    No giggle from me instead its * sob, sob, sob*

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  2. That's a great last photo: a photo of two mountains, one the real thing and the other a reflection, ... and also how they have distinctively different shapes.

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  3. Cape Town !!!! my golly ... beautiful !!! Thank you for the pictures !!!

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  4. I think that your first photo is absolutely stunning!

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  5. Simple fantastic photo´s!I wish I could be there too!Have a nice weekend!I hope my daughter see such beautiful views too...

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  6. Beautiful photos! I especially admire the mountain with cloud and moon above, although the first photo is spectacular.

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  7. That first shot took my breath away! Look how amazingly large the sun appears in that shot! Awesome! Awesome stuff. I hope to one day experience that view!

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  8. I also like the first shot, absolutely stunning! The people in the foreground makes it much more interesting than the landscape alone would be.

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  9. I never think of sunsets over the Atlantic! Hmmm. I obviously live on the other side. ;-)

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  10. Love number one those semi-silhouttes are fantastic, excellent shot :0)

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  11. What wonderful shots, but that 1st one is special

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  12. OH WOW... they are ALL so special but that first one is OUTSTANDING!!!!

    Mountain Retreat

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  13. Great Sunset shots. For every pretty sunset you will find tourists trying to get the same shot ;-)

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  14. A wonderful photo, great light and color!

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  15. What gorgeous photos. The first one looks as if it belongs on a post card.

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  16. The colours are incredible and so indicative of your part of the world.

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  17. Beautiful sunset. I see why people flock to the coast to watch it.

    I love the mountains. The little cloud above looks like a tust of cotton

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  18. or perhaps a tuft instead of a tust lol

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  19. Your photos, as usual are breathtaking. Especially the first one! I love Cape Town - and I have always been lucky with the weather when I go there!

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  20. I love the first photo. What a wonderful place to be

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  21. this makes me feel quite homesick. gulp. we lived in rondebosch, and i love devil's peak.

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  22. What a great spot! I would love to photorgraph there too!

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  23. Aaaaah, Signal Hill at sunset. I remember going up there as students with plastic cups and a 5 litre vat of wine. The tourists gave us some rather strange looks but we figured we belonged there more than thet did :)

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