For this week’s WordPress challenge I searched through my archives and found this pic. I battled a bit finding a photo that means security for me. All I could think about was burglar bars and electric fences. Now if you’re South African, you’ll resonate I’m sure. And that’s not a happy photo at all.
So I chose this one – of the brass bell and I think lighthouse (although it does seem a bit small) at the mouth of Kalk Bay harbour. I don’t think it is to warn ship out at sea, but rather to guide the fishing boats into the harbour, the bell on the one side of the harbour wall, and the light on the other, keeping them safe and secure.
There’s nothing more relaxing for me than to be at the seaside and gaze upon the vast expanse of the ocean. Last weekend was one such time where I was able to do that. This is the view from our Airbnb place.
The houses in the photo below are located in Cape Town’s most colourful neighbourhood, Bo-Kaap.
It is not known exactly when or why homeowners started painting their houses in this way. The area is formerly know as the Malay Quarter. Today is it a culturally diverse area, with residents of all races and cultures. It’s a popular tourist destination and tourist buses are to be found parked outside the Bo-Kaap Museum, where all tours of the area start.
If we were having coffee it would be at Olympia Cafe and Deli in Kalk Bay. It’s my go-to place when I’m down here. It’s an eccentric down-to-earth place. Most importantly, the coffee is sublime! So that’s where we’re meeting. I know you’ll like it.