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Cape Town, 2013

Cape Town classic

cape town classic
From the air
Flying with Markku Torppa
May 5, 2013

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Places

Table Mountain, of course

table mountain
From window of machine room at residence
Rondebosch
April 4, 2013

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Enshrouded

table mountain
From window of my flat
Rondebosch
April 2, 2013

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Liesbeek River Trail

liesbeek
Rondebosch
April 4, 2013

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Across from Checkers

church
St. Peter's Church
Rondebosch
April 10, 2013

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Above Cape Town

Cape Town Stadium

stadium
Built for the 2010 World Cup
Taken from above Cape Town
May 5, 2013

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Robben Island

robben island
Above Cape Town
May 5, 2013

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In the plane of reflection

plane reflection
Above Cape Town
May 5, 2013

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Life in Cape Town

Security

barbed wire
Woodstock mural tour with Roisin and Henry and Theo
April 13, 2013

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Hand-off

hand-off
April 14, 2013

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Old Biscuit Mill

Old Biscuit Mill

Old Biscuit Mill
Woodstock
April 13, 2013

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Paella in process

Old Biscuit Mill
Old Biscuit Mill
Woodstock
April 27, 2013

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In search of pearls

Old Biscuit Mill
Old Biscuit Mill
Woodstock
April 27, 2013

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Cakes cupped

Old Biscuit Mill
Old Biscuit Mill
Woodstock
April 27, 2013

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Using the web, well

Old Biscuit Mill
Old Biscuit Mill
Woodstock
April 27, 2013

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UCT

Jamison Hall

UCT
UCT
Cape Town
April 5, 2013

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Rhodes memorial

Leonine protection

rhodes
Rhodes Memorial
Cape Town
April 5, 2013

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"Could I be more bored?"

rhodes
Rhodes Memorial
Cape Town
April 5, 2013

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Bo-Kaap

A district that is colored

bo-kaap
Bo-Kaap
April 12, 2013

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bo-kaap
Bo-Kaap
April 12, 2013

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Incensed in Bo-Kaap

bo-kaap
Bo-Kaap
April 12, 2013

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Meating place

bo-kaap
Bo-Kaap
April 12, 2013

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Signal Hill

Every day at noon

signal hill cannon
Signal Hill cannon
Cape Town
April 18, 2013

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V&A Waterfront

Ferris wheel

ferris wheel
V&A waterfront
Cape Town
May 30, 2013

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Carved croc

happy crocodile
V&A waterfront
Cape Town
May 30, 2013

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Nelson, Bob, and Zarek

nelson
V&A waterfront
Cape Town
Spring, 2013

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Nelson, Bob, Wendy, and lego man

nelson
V&A waterfront
Cape Town
Spring, 2013

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Four icons

4 icons
V&A waterfront
Cape Town
Spring, 2013

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Two Oceans Aquarium

True to its name (at least in South Africa)

shark
Ragged tooth shark
Carcharias taurus
Two Oceans Aquarium
Cape Town
May 30, 2013

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Preparing for the plunge

shark
Carcharias taurus
Two Oceans Aquarium
Cape Town
May 30, 2013

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Residence

Going online in Rondebosch

clothes
Cape Town

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Maiden's Cove

Boulderscape

maiden's cove
Maiden's Cove
Cape Town
April 26, 2013

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Twelve apostles

twelve apostles
Twelve apostles
from Maiden's Cove
Cape Town
Taken with GoPro3
April 26, 2013

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Less than twelve apostles

twelve apostles
Twelve apostles
from Maiden's Cove
Cape Town
Taken with Canon T1i
April 26, 2013

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Boulders and tree

boulders
Maiden's Cove
Cape Town
April 26, 2013

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Hail Cape Town

hail
Rondebosch
June 2, 2013

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Where there is rain...

rainbow
From my flat
Rondebosch
June 2, 2013

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When birds forget their deodorant

cape white-eye
Cape white-eye (Zosterops pallidus)
During a clearing in the storm
Rondebosch
June 2, 2013

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Table Mountain protea

protea
Atop Table Mountain
with Marthias and Lungelo
May 11, 2013

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Langa

Smiley

smiley
Goat head which the locals refer to as "smiley" and was being sold for food in a number of stands
April 12, 2013

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Business district

langa
April 12, 2013

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Tired children

langa
April 12, 2013

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Chugging the local brew

bob chugging
April 12, 2013

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Speak softly

boy with big stick
Langa
April 12, 2013

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Getting around

Thought of train

train
Rondebosch station
April, 2013

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Devil's peak

Getting high on the Devil

devil's peak
April 20, 2013
Canon T1i

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Jumping with Jesus

devil's peak jumping
April 20, 2013
Canon T1i
There are so many ironies in this photo: devil's peak, Darwin shirt, Jesus graffiti, among others

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Table mountain from Devil's peak

table mountain
April 20, 2013
GoPro 3

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At the peak

devil's peak
April 20, 2013
Canon T1i

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Group and destination

devil's peak
April 20, 2013
Canon T1i

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Protea

protea pod
April 20, 2013
Canon 5D mark2

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Lizard

lizard
April 20, 2013
Canon 5D mark2

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Millipede

millipede
April 20, 2013
Canon 5D mark2

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Table Mountain

Visa presents Table Mountain

Table Mountain cable car
April 24, 2013

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Cape Town from Table Mountain

Cape Town from Table Mountain
April 24, 2013

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View from the ravine

Table Mountain ravine
Table Mountain
April 24, 2013

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Reserve voyeur

Table Mountain reservoirs
Table Mountain
April 24, 2013
It is surprising to see so much water on the mountain

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Hyrax at High Table

hyrax
Rock hyrax (Procavia capensis)
Table Mountain
April 26, 2013

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Lizard tabled

lizard
Black girdled lizard (Cordylus niger)
Table Mountain
April 24, 2013

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Fynbos by lower cable station

fynbos
Table Mountain
April 24, 2013

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Likin' Table Mountain

lichen
Lichens on rock
Table Mountain
April 26, 2013

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Trailing in the mist

table mountain in the mist
On my third trip up the cable car, the top was totally enshrouded in clouds - very ethereal.
Most of the people were grumbling because this was their one trip up the mountain. I found the contrast with my previous trips quite intriguing
Table Mountain
April 28, 2013

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Lionshead primordial

lionshead primordial
from lower cable station, Table Mountain
April 28, 2013

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Birds

Guinea fowl

Guinea fowl
Helmeted guineafowl (Numida meleagris)
Kirstenbosch
March 30, 2013

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When pelicans blush

pelican
Great White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)
This guy was extraordinarily pink - from eating crustaceans??
Liesbeek River
April 10, 2013

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When the hadada comes into flower...

Hadada
Hadada ibis (Bostrychia hagedash)
Kirstenbosch
March 30, 2013

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Sacred ibis

ibis
Sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
Liesbeek River
Cape Town
April 5, 2013
Olympus E-PL5

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Sacred ibis

ibis
Sacred ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus)
Liesbeek River
Cape Town
April 10, 2013

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One foot dikkop

dikkop
Spotted Thick-knee (Burhinus capensis)
aka spotted dikkop
The older woman who identified this for me tittered as she said the name.
Rondebosch
Cape Town
April 25, 2013

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Red-winged starling

starling
Red-winged starling (Onychognathus morio)
Residence
Rondebosch
Cape Town
April 4, 2013

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Ostrich egg

ostrich egg
Common ostrich (Struthio camelus)
!Khwa Ttu
Western Cape
May 4, 2013

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Just like zirconium

ostrich cubes
Ostrich cubes
May 13, 2013

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Mammals

Survivor

kitten
Roisin and Henry's rescued kitten
April 13, 2013

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Zebra skinned

zebra stripes
Beyond Camps Bay
Cape Town
April 26, 2013

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Camoflaged

cat
Residence cat
April 18, 2013

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Flora

Visitor

plumeria
Frangipani (Plumeria)
residence garden
Rondebosch
March 29, 2013

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Stay men

hibiscus
Hibiscus
Rondebosch
April 4, 2013

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When Susan gets in a fight

yellow flowers
Black-eyed Susan (Thunbergia alata)
Liesbeek River Train
Rondebosch
April 4, 2013

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Protea

protea
Flower market
Cape Town
April 12, 2013

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Red flower

red flower
Rondebosch
April, 2013

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Oxalis

violet flower
Purple wood sorrel (Oxalis purpurea)
False Bay overlook
Peninsula tour
April 14, 2013
Plant is indigenous to South Africa.

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Bedding their hedge

hedge
Hedge
Rondebosch
April 4, 2013

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Fungi

Church cementary fungus

fungus
Pisolithus arhizus
ID by Darvin DeShazer
Photo taken April 10, 2013
Rondebosch

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Three ta' amanita

amanita pantherina
Amanita pantherina
ID by Debbie Viess (aka amanitarita)
Photo taken May 1, 2013
Rondebosch

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People

And Tutu makes two

Bishop Tutu
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu
St. George's Cathedral
Cape Town
April 12, 2013
Note the contrasting iconographies

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BOSP in toto with Tutu

Bishop Tutu and Stanford group
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, BOSP group and Darwin too :D
St. George's Cathedral
Cape Town
April 12, 2013

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BOSP Cape Town group

BOSP Cape Town
Opening dinner
Moyo Restaurant
Kirstenbosch
April 5, 2013

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Steve, Debbie, and Bob

Steve, Debbie, and Bob
Johnny Clegg concert
Kirstenbosch
April 7, 2013

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On tour in Woodstock

group photo
Woodstock mural tour
With Roisin, Henry, Theo, and Bob
April 13, 2013

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Sherry

Sherry
Proteas from flower vender just outside Kirstenbosch
March 30, 2013

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events

Johnny Clegg

Johnny Clegg
Outdoor concert
Kirstenbosch
April 7, 2013
With Debbie and Steve

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holi

Holi-day

holi
Holi festival
Woolsack, Middle Campus UCT
April 13, 2013
Sponsored by the Hindu Students Society

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Bob get holi

holi
Holi festival
Woolsack, Middle Campus UCT
April 13, 2013
Sponsored by the Hindu Students Society

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If people had colored skin

colored skin
Holi festival
Woolsack, Middle Campus UCT
April 13, 2013
Sponsored by the Hindu Students Society

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music

Street musicians - starting young

kid street musicians
Putting old monitors to good use
April 13, 2013

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art

Cape Town painted

Cape Town painted
Green Market Square
City tour
April 12, 2013

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When art and artist merge

When art and artist merge
Beyond Camps Bay
Cape Town
April 27, 2013

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Lisette Forsyth displays her work

Lisette Forsyth
Stodiotanic
Albert Rd
April 13, 2013

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graffiti

Spouty face

graffiti
Outflow into Liesbeek

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Stop elephant aside

elephant graffiti
Woodstock mural tour with Roisin and Henry and Theo
April 13, 2013

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Diamond-hearted

diamond graffiti
Woodstock mural tour with Roisin and Henry and Theo
April 13, 2013

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Hands held

hands graffiti
Woodstock mural tour with Roisin and Henry and Theo
April 13, 2013

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Wirey wolf

wolf graffiti
Woodstock mural tour
April 13, 2013

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Dish reflected

dish
Woodstock mural tour
April 13, 2013

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Blue crane

blue crane
Woodstock mural tour
April 13, 2013

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Gorilla

gorilla graffiti
Woodstock mural tour
April 13, 2013

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Guide profiled - on wall and in reality

guide profiled
Woodstock mural tour with Roisin and Henry and Theo
April 13, 2013

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signage

Who knew penguins could go so fast??

penguin crossing
Simon's Town
April 14, 2013

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Zebra procreation

zebra crossing
Rondebosch
April 5, 2013

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When cultures clash

toilet signage
Kalk Bay
April 6, 2013

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Get tested

get tested

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Darwin returns to Cape Town

Darwin geologizes at Sea Point

darwin at seapoint
Dolomite outcrop
Sea Point
May 12, 2013

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When the sun sets on Darwin

darwin at seapoint
Dolomite outcrop
Sea Point
May 12, 2013

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more bob

The sun sets behind Bob

sunset
Table Mountain sunset
April 26, 2013
And yes the sky was that amazing.

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sunset

Day's end

sunset
From residence window
Rondebosch
April 14, 2013

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Cape Town itinerary - June, 2013 - July, 2013

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