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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

Up ~ {Spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position}

Although I have used all the pictures below in previous posts, they’re still relevant and some of my favourites!

Seagull on launching beacon

Seagull on launching beacon

Taken at Melkbosstrand on the Cape West Coast.

Journey

Up in the sky

In transit between Cape Town and Jo’burg.

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Looking up at Shrek

I had so much fun doing this one.  On my back in the red soil!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhoette

Silhoette: An outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow) lineation, outline

I haven’t posted a challenge in a long while. This week we took a trip home for a wedding.

* What would a trip home be without a visit to the beach?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ready

It's coming...

The storm is coming...

ARE YOU READY?

These pics were taken a few years ago when I still stayed in Cape Town.  I was absolutely fascinated by the cloud formations.  It almost look like the clouds are bubbling.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hidden

Table Mountain playing hide and seek

I love taking pictures from the passenger seat when Ashley is driving.  It is spontaneous and surprising!

I have been visiting my home province for 2 weeks now and I got to visit Cape Town this past Monday.   A familiar sight as the cloud covers our beloved Table mountain.  And sometimes for a moment this majestic mass of land is hidden.

Please remember to vote for Table Mountain to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

More great news!  Cape Town has been named World Design Capital for the year 2014, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao.  I am so proud of our City.  Also nice to see how clean it still is compared to other cities around the country! Although I stay in Jozi I will keep close tabs on the progress and happenings.  Exciting times!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

Air-planes give us opportunities to visit places we would not have been able to by land.   I took this photo last week from the window of one on my way to Cape Town. The scratches on the window witness to previous passengers that sat in my seat.

Going home by plane

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We are the world

I always find it interesting when travelling to see how our cities’ architecture have been shaped by European influence.

Residential flats, Barcelona - Spain

Old building, Joburg - South Africa

Big Ben, London - UK (photo Alan Hutchison)

City Hall, Cape Town - South Africa

Acropolis, Athens - Greece

Monte Casino, Joburg - South Africa

Ironically, I am struggling to “find” our style.  I mean South African style.  Our cities and towns are crowded with Tuscan Villa’s that don’t reflect our uniqueness at all.  If you think you found a house or building that encompass our style, please take a picture and send it to me!

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My love affair…

Chelsea at the beach

Kirsten at the beach

These pictures give new meaning to the words “beach bums”.  I always try to get posterior pics of the girls when they pick up shells at the beach.  Aren’t they cute?

It’s holiday’s like these that I miss home and the beach the most.  Johannesburg is 588 km’s from the closest beach which is in Durban.  That is sad, taking into account that I used to be 45 minutes away from the beach when I stayed in Paarl, in the Western Cape.

Sometimes I feel I have nothing in common with this city.  Then there are days when I love it.  I guess I have a stormy love affair with the city of gold.  Ah well…I can always try the dams of Joburg?  I have been to Emmerentia Dam, Florida lake and then the big one…Hartebeespoortdam, which technically is not part of Joburg but situated in the North West Province.

I know for sure…you can’t compare the two cities to each other.  They are so different. The one is temperamental with 4 seasons in a day.  The other is fierce and fiery with thunderstorms that make you shiver.  The one is calm and easy…the other is fast-paced and driven.  I guess I am fortunate to have the best of both worlds.  I love my South Africa!

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