Waiting for a Taxi


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In response to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Public Transportation.

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Our ‘Local’ in Muizenberg


We recently spent a (very short) week in Cape Town. Tucked away in a side street in Muizenberg we found Oroboros Tapas Bar and after one visit it became our ‘local’.

Most evenings we would sit at a table on the pavement, testing every brand of craft beer on the menu and watching the World go by.

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It did taste chocolatey!

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Dangerously delicious!

Cape Town Rocks!

Cape Town Rocks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love that Muizenberg is a dog-friendly place and at most places you go to you will see people walking around with their four-legged friends, some even stopping by in a restaurant or cafe for a bite to eat and a drink.

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To see more pictures of wooden benches visit Travel Worlds.

 

 

 

Colourful Cape Town


I’m a week late for entering Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colours but that’s because we were lucky enough to have been able to take a much-needed week’s break in one of Africa’s (and perhaps the World’s?) most beautiful cities – Cape Town.

Unbelievably I forgot to take my camera – I was so annoyed with myself! So some of these pictures I took with my phone (I’ve still not mastered that skill) and the rest are from our trip to Cape Town in January.

We stayed in an apartment at Whale Watchers in Muizenberg where the views from our bedroom window were breathtaking.

Muizenberg - looking across the bay towards Simons Town and Cape Point

Clouds rolling in to Muizenberg – across the bay from Simons Town and Cape Point

A clearer, warmer day

A clearer, warmer day

I could wake up to this every morning

Oh to wake up to this scene every morning!

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So bright and colourful and cheerful

So bright and colourful and cheerful

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Also seen in Muizenberg

I love all the small shops and alleyways in and around Kalk Bay.

Intriguing

Intriguing

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Of course a visit to The Brass Bell in Kalk Bay is compulsory – the view, the ambience and the cocktails are superb.

Cocktails at Kalk Bay

Cocktails at Kalk Bay

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Candid Photography


Candid photographs are my favourite. I love capturing my subjects when they are unaware they are being watched.

Last year we went on a short holiday to Cape Town. I’m not a crowded beach sort of person but one day we decided to take a look at Camps Bay. Being summer we weren’t the only ones with the same idea and the only parking we could find was a very long way from the beach.

Walking back to the car in the late afternoon we passed a small park. These three men were sitting on the bench feeding the birds, one bird was so close to them it was almost touching their legs. Just as I took this shot someone on the road hooted. I was annoyed at the time but I think the result is quite effective.

Camps Bay, Cape Town

Candid Camps Bay

This mother duck and ducklings were as intrigued by the canoeist as he was by them.

Ducklings - Marina da Gama, Muizenberg

Ducklings – Marina da Gama, Muizenberg

 

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