Simons Town Harbour

Simonstown is a little village in Cape Town, It also has the honour of being home to the South African navy. Just look at the vista.

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In the front, the naval dockyard, with the yacht basin on the left. The shop moored right in the middle is a retired cable-restoring vessel HMS Bullfrog, which is where I had my wedding reception!

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On of the four Frigates belonging to the South African Navy seeing leaving Simons Town in the early morning.

Simons Town is the home base in Cape Town for the South African Navy.

Cape Town Harbour

Some photos of Cape Town harbour with the central business district in the background.

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The Amber Lagoon, registered in Majuro, fully laden with cargo being pulled out of (or possibly into) the Cape Town harbour.

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The Cape Town City Bowl (downtown). On the right you can see the working harbour, with the V&A Waterfront in the distance. Back left is Lions Head and Signal Hill, with the central business district on the left.

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A drilling platform receiving maintenance in Cape Town harbour.

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Cranes in the container terminal of Cape Town harbour. I love the toy-town feeling in the picture. However, these are real working cranes, and if you look closely you can see a few cars and trucks, giving a sense of perspective of the size of these cranes.

This is truly the most beautiful city in the world.

Cape Town Stadium, or Newlands Rugby?

Here are two photos; the first of Cape Town Stadium (which hosted the recent Germany/Argentina game), and Newlands Rugby Stadium, which has a history as far back as 1890. Look at the difference in the architecture, the round modern look, and the “70’s” square look.

Which do you prefer?

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Cape Town Stadium (above)

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Detail of Cape Town Stadium

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Newlands Rugby Stadium

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And detail of Newlands

Photos of Table Mountain

Here are a few photos of Table Mountain, the most beautiful mountain range in the world!

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Lions head on a misty morning, with Table Mountain on the right, Devil’s Peak at the back on the left.

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The Cape Town City Bowl (downtown). On the right you can see the working harbour, In the background is the famous view of Table Mountain, and Lion’s Head on the right.

To take these shots I was strapped into the passenger seat of a helicopter, and my door was removed so that I could get clear shots, while it was a little scary it was a wonderful experience flying in such an open environment.

This is truly the most beautiful city in the world.

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