Winter in Cape Town

14 Oct

Who’s that knocking on the door? Really? What time is it? I haven’t slept that long….I had a scheduled city tour at 9 A.M. that first day in Cape Town. The hotel staff was waking me up because the van had just arrived at 8 A.M., and they were waiting for me. I got ready as quickly as I could, and apologized to the other tourists in the van. What a dreary and rainy day! Typical, I understand, of winter on the Western Cape. With the rain and eight passengers in the van, it was difficult to pick out and photograph sights as we passed. I ended up with many blurred pictures. Very unsatisfactory photography for me. That said here are a few taken in the downtown area.

This is what I mean by poor visibility.


In front of The High Court Civil Annex we found some remnants of apartheid.




And our guide Darrol engaging in “civil disobedience”.




St. George’s Mall pedestrian walkway





Palm trees and a traffic robot.





The Castle of Good Hope



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Here I am looking a little ragged.





Castle of Good Hope with the train station behind.



Cape Town City Hall


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Here I am again standing in front of the balcony where Nelson Mandela delivered one of his major speeches.



5 Responses to “Winter in Cape Town”

  1. de Wets Wild October 14, 2014 at 2:32 am #

    I see you’re calling the traffic light a “robot” like we locals do Rosemarie! Africa’s crept into your blood for sure! 😀

    • Rosemarie October 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm #

      A much more interesting term than traffic light.

  2. Just Another Nature Enthusiast October 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm #

    Oh… I like that term! Much more appropriate; especially these days when they can blink, direct traffic, photograph violators, and do more than just “light!”

    Loved the photo tour 🙂

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