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Table Mountain from the sky

Cape Town with Table Mountain in the background, and Cape Town Stadium in the center. The most beautiful city in the world.

Lion’s Head

I don’t tyink that you can ever tire of the view from or the view of Table Mountain. This shot was taken from the upper cable station view a view of Lion’s Head in the foreground, with Robben Island in the distance. If you are wondering what the red packs and ropes on the right are for, the answer is abseiling equipment. Yes if you are brave you can pay to slide down the side of the mountain on climbing ropes.  While I am sure it fun I think I will stick to shooting the pictures.

Table Mountain and Cape Town

According to the New York Times, Cape Town is the top place to visit. This shot of Table Mountain with the city in the foreground was take from the Robben Island ferry

View from the top

Last Sunday, Lois and I went to the top of Table Mountain on the Cable Car (thanks to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway for the free tickets).  It was a beautufully clear day, and you could see for miles and miles. Of course, the view from the top is amazing!

The first shot is of the city bowl (business district), with Lion’s Head on the left, and in the distace you can see Robin Island, and the beaches of Blouberg on the right.

Cape Town from Table Mountain

And the next shot is of Lion’s Head with one of the cable car’s in the foreground, and once again Robin Island on the right. You can walk to the top of Lion’s head in about an hour or so, and it is fulled with lines of people climbing to the top on full moon nights.

Lion's Head and Cable Car
The lines to get to the top of Table Mountain are long (unless you climb to the top in which case there are no lines), but it is an amazing experience, and well worth the wait.

Table Mountain, a new wonder

Proudly introducing one of the official new 7 wonders of the world, Table Mountain. I have lived in the shadow of Table Mountain my whole life, and whenever I travel it is an amazing experience flying into Cape Town and seeing the majesty of the mountain as we come in to land. It is a magnificent landmark, and I am proud that it has been recognised for its beauty.

Table Mountain

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