Just before catching the tram to the station I managed a quick stroll along Werregarenstraatje. It helped it was right across from my hotel. It was devised as a temporary project during the 1995 Ghent Festivities and this alley still serves as an ever-changing sketchbook, a demo of current street art and especially as a blank canvas for Ghent’s many graffiti artists. The tags and pieces change daily and sometimes the entire alley is painted over so that a new blank canvas is created all over again. In this rule-free zone the spray can rules, the artists respecting works that are better than theirs (Ghent City Guide).
These photos make me happy, especially seeing the mountain from this side of Table Bay. I never tire of looking at Table Mountain, one of the natural wonders of the world.
Famed for its strong winds, on this day, Cape Town didn’t disappoint. The kite-surfers were blissfully happy as the wind carried them high over the waves, fast.
The poor seagulls were being tossed around a bit. Many of them just sat down on the ground, infinitely safer than being swept away. Those brave enough to fly didn’t have to do much work, as the wind carried them effortlessly. As to whether they were blown where they wanted to go, well, that’s another thing altogether. Sitting down, well, that proved to be the safest bet altogether.
Enjoy the slide-show I’ve put together for you.
Entered in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge. Go here to check out more happy pics.
Focusing “on the interplay of depth, density, and texture“, or one of those elements. I love each of the photos below for how thin branches overlay robust brick, old facades over modern glass and steel, mountains in the distance, and close subjects over distant shadows.
I needed a working space to collaborate with M, my colleague and Rosebank was the first choice. For many reasons:
- Sandton is just gridlocked
- Rosebank is closer to me
- There’s great coffee in Rosebank at Motherland Coffee – with great chill vibes playing in the background – my ideal workspace
- It’s trendy and cosmopolitan
- There are amazing clothes shops which are a treat to windowshop
- It’s across the road from the Gautrain station, convenient for M who came from Cape Town to support me at an important client meeting
I found a water feature – it was new to me – and it’s probably been there for ages. I only noticed it today. In any event, below are some of the pics I took (notice the mandatory coffee and muffin pic…?)