The skyline of Piraeus as you leave the harbour on one of the many ferries.
If you visit the noon day gun and are feeling energetic; why not take a walk along the trail around signil hill (its a mountain path so don’t go alone). You will be presented with a remarkable view of Greenpoint and the harbour.
It’s not often that I get around to taking photos in my home town. I’ve been to Kalk Bay Harbour so many times, but its not often that I take pics of it. Well the other day I was having lunch at the harbour and it was a beautiful and wind-free day, so I took the opportunity for a quick photo. The fishing boats still go out every day, and you can still buy fresh fish from the harbour. And yes, Kalkies is still the best place in Cape Town for fish & chips.
A fishing boat bobs quietly in the harbour, waiting to be taken out onto the sea.
Following on my last post, here is a view of the little down harbour, another peaceful place to enjoy a post-dinner walk. Looking towards the own you can see Fortress Palamidi, the Venetia-build fortress up on the hill, and if you turn around you cans the venetian fortress of Bourtzi Castle, another Venetian-built fortress. It is such a lovely place to spend a few days.
Some of the boats at the quay at the little harbour at Aegina Island in Greece. There are a few big and fancy boats, but most of them are small fishing boats and day cruisers.
I ran past this little harbour on one of my runs in Aegina. Just a quite and peaceful spot to spend a few minutes.
The entrance to Cape Town harbour from the Robben Island boat. You can see Lions head in the background,
Torre Jaume I is the midway tower on the Barcelona Cableway. The cableway was built in 1929 and I am convinced that all the original parts are still being used. It is old, rickety and a little scary, but hugely fun in a retro kind of way.
This tower is 107 meter high, and is the midpoint of the cable car. In theory, you can climb out and stand on the observation platform, but our car went straight past. It still gives you a great view of Barcelona and the harbour area, but a one-way trip is probably sufficient.