Just look at this beautiful library. Doesn’t it make you wants to browse those shelves to find a good book, pour yourself a good brandy, and to sit quietly and disappear in a good book.
I took this photo of this old tree a few years ago, but I love the textures in the photo, and the contrast between the smooth mist and the gnarled bark and sharp edges of the tree.
Vegetable farm workers in Philippi. With the exception of the tractor, these farmers still follow a very manual, labour-intensive method of farming. It is not through choice, but rather through the simple fact that in South Africa that labour is cheap, but equipment is very expensive, making it almost impossible for the small farmers like this to modernise their operations.
This area is very much in the press at the moment; there is a debate as to whether to keep using the land for farming, or to start building on it.
Last year the Cape Town Cycle Tour was cancelled because of dangerously high winds. This year there is not a breath of air. It is perfect conditions for the cycle tour. Since I discovered running I have almost completely stopped cycling, but I still like to walk down to Main Road to support and watch the cyclists. I prefer to wait for the tail-end to come through; they are far more social and relaxed on the road.
Enjoy the pics from Sunday.
The canal leading out of Zandvlei, looking towards Muizenberg beach. Taken standing on the bridge above the sluice gates.