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Table Bay

My previous post was a pic of Table Mountain from Table Bay. Today’s pic is exactly the opposite – a pic of Table Bay from Table Mountain. Lion’s Head is the little peak on the left, and you can just make out Robben Island in the background.

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Lion’s Head

I don’t tyink that you can ever tire of the view from or the view of Table Mountain. This shot was taken from the upper cable station view a view of Lion’s Head in the foreground, with Robben Island in the distance. If you are wondering what the red packs and ropes on the right are for, the answer is abseiling equipment. Yes if you are brave you can pay to slide down the side of the mountain on climbing ropes. ¬†While I am sure it fun I think I will stick to shooting the pictures.

(another) sunset

We celebrated my friend Gill’s birthday at Bihari’s in Milnerton. This upstairs restaurant has a wonderful view of Table Bay and Lions Head. I caught this shot just after the sun had set.

The restaurant was a little strange in that they had an amazing Italian espresso machine, but no coffee in stock with which to use it! That is a little like owning a racing car and not putting any petrol into the tank.

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.

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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