South Africa

Escher shark art

I might have to write a series on the street art in Muizenberg, because I am finding more and more walls with really interesting art painted on them. I drove past this wall the other day, and it was covered in Escherish sharks. I think it is remarkable. The artist’s phone number is in the corner if you want you own wall painted.

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Langebaan lagoon

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The Langebaan lagoon in the late afternoon. The poles are actually there to separate the public boat launch area from the bathing areas of the beach.

Even though it is on the West Coast, the lagoon stills has very warm water.

Butterflies on the wall

Butterflies and a big heart are the perfect way to end off the year…

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I met Sanea today on my traditional New Years Eve morning run to Kalk Bay. She was busy creating this amazing urban art using the outside wall of Olympia bakery as her canvas, and tiny-little paper butterflies as her ink.

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It turns out that she offers free yoga classes to children at no cost, and uses her art to raise funds to cover the costs. I think that any form of exercise for children is good (and for adults); especially something like yoga that trains both the body and the mind, strengthening us and teaching us self-awareness.

Her butterflies have been known to land all over the place, so keep looking out for them. Below is her flyer, and you can find out more about her project on Facebook.

ps: the Snapscan link should work online if you scan it…

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Langebaan beach

One of the things I love about going for early morning runs is that you have the entire world to yourself, and the day has that wonderful brand-new feeling; feeling you can sometimes literally smell in the air.

In this case, it was an early morning run along the main beach at Langebaan – there was no wind, it was lovely and cool, and it felt like I was the only person on the beach.

The tide was way out, and this little rowing boat was stranded high and dry, waiting for the tide to come in.
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