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When I was doing a photoshoot at the Cape Town Magic Club a few weeks ago, I met Greg Gelb, a “deception artist” who does amazing sleight of hand magic tricks. We got talking, and he he ended up booking me for a photoshoot.

Not only did I get paid to do a really fun photoshoot, I also got a free magic show thrown it. Greg does some amazing stuff! If you’re looking for a magician for your function, give Greg a call (and no this is not a paid post – Greg is really very good).

He performs at The Thirsty Scarecrow in Stellenbosch every second Sunday from 1-4pm (I’ll be there on Sun 3rd), so if you want to check his magic out and have an entertaining afternoon, pop on down.

Here are two more pics from the shoot.

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Remember the Rubik’s Cube

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I’m not sure if I would play a game of Poker with Greg

The Church of Saint Nicholas by the sea

This lovely little church is right at the end of the quay in the Port of Aegina. The walls are covered in lovely paintings of St Nicholas (the patron saint of sailers). The paintings are not in the best condition – I am sure being so close to the water does not help, but the colours are wonderful, and you are welcome to take your time to wonder around and look at the artwork.

It is really small, so it won’t take very long. Worth visiting.
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Outside the church

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The lovely artwork inside the church

Canoe Regatta at Zandvlei

I love living on the Vlei – there is always something interest happening there. Last weekend I took the dogs for a walk on the vlei, and I saw a canoe regatta in full swing. So of course after walking the dogs I popped back down to the vlei to take a few more pictures.

I have no idea what the rules were, but it seemed to be some sort of time-trial between sets of two boats.

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neck to neck

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giving it their best

Philopappos Monument

In my previous post, I told you how I had to climb to the top of Philopappos hill in the middle of the night for a shot of the Acropolis.

Here is Philopappos Monument at the top of the hill. There is not much to say about Philopappos (his was a prominent Greek in the Roman Empire, he died in 116 AD, and his sister build the tomb in his honour).

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The Acropolis at night

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To get this picture, I had to climb to the top of Philopappos hill in the middle of the night. Philopappos Hill is basically a wooded nature reserve with lovely windy paths, which meander to Philopappos Monument, from which you have this amazing view of the Acropolis.

But it is pitch dark at night, so it was with great effort that I carried myself, my camera, lenses and a tripod to the top of the hill. Did I mention that the street dogs in Athens sleep on the hill at night? I was constantly being barked at by dogs that I couldn’t see in the dark!

I think it was worth it though; I love the view from here. You can see the Parthenon on the right, with the Propylaea on the left (basically the entrance or gateway to the Acropolis complex).

In my next post I will show you the Philopappos Monument.

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