Piraeus Port

In my last post, I posted some pics of the Aegean sea from the Ferry to Aegina. Here are two pics of the port, the first of the actual port where the boats dock, and the second is of the seafront apartment buildings just outside the port. I am sure that you have a fantastic view from those apartments, although it looks a little crowded.

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Piraeus Port

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Seafront apartments

Downstreet

This will be my final post of the Cape Town Club (well at least for now). I love these old stairs – they remind me of the art by MC Escher (he used to draw the strange staircases that started and ended at the same place). If you have read Neverwhear by Neil Gaiman (if not you should – it is a great book), you will remember the “Down Street” section of the book, and these stairs really look like they could be Down Street.

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Cape Town Club – the formal lounges

While the formal lounge at the Cape Town Club has some lovely furniture, it is…well…just a little too formal for me.

Although I am a little intrigued about the organ on the right of the first pic.

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But don’t you think the rooms are nice and spacious. They would make great band practise rooms – do you think the venue will agree?

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Cape Town Club – down in the cellars

There are some wonderful old buildings in Cape Town, and the Cape Town Club is no exception. If you go down into the basement there is a lovely old dark bar, complete with old carpets and period furniture – I am convinced the furniture was modern when the bar was originally built! This is where you go to watch magic. In fact the Cape Town Magic Club meet here (which is where I first found the bar). It is a lovely old building with some beautiful furniture inside.

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Old bar (and rather well stocked) bar

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Velvet cushioned chairs

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The side room

Watch this space to see some more pics of the Cape Town Club.

Update: the Cape Town Magic Club now meet at Truth Coffee – still in the city bowl.

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