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My side of the family


Baboons,
Cape Point

After a science lesson on the evolution theory, this little girl went home with more questions than answers. Eager to test how newfound knowledge she asked her mother, “mummy mummy! what is the origin of man?” the mum eloquently quoting Darwin explained how mankind evolved from an ape to the being that he is today …

She then went upstairs to her daddy and asked the same question. Her father thought for a while and said, “… man was created in the image and likeness of God, male and female he created he them”

The little girl now confused asked, “but dad, mummy said that we evolved from monkeys?!”
At this point daddy had to think quick. He said to the girl, “My child, I told you about my side of the family, mummy told you about hers!”

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Tall chick with a big ass


Cape Point,
South Western most tip of Africa!

A man walks into a restaurant with a full-grown ostrich behind him. The waitress asks them for their orders. The man says, “A hamburger, fries and a coke,” and turns to the ostrich, “What’s yours?” “I’ll have the same,” says the ostrich. A short time later the waitress returns with the order. “That will be R9.40 please.” The man reaches into his pocket and pulls out the exact change for payment.

The next day, the man and the ostrich come again and the man says, “A hamburger, fries and a coke.” The ostrich says, “I’ll have the same.” Again the man reaches into his pocket and pays with exact change. This becomes routine until the two enter again. “The usual asks the waitress?” “No, this is Friday night, so I will have a steak, baked potato and a salad,” says the man. “Same,” says the ostrich. Shortly the waitress brings the order and says, “That will be R32.62.” Once again the man pulls the exact change out of his pocket and places it on the table.

The waitress cannot hold back her curiosity any longer. Excuse me, sir. How do you manage to always come up with the exact change in your pocket every time?” “Well,” says the man, “several years ago I was cleaning the attic and found an old lamp. When I rubbed it, a Genie appeared and offered me two wishes. My first wish was that if I ever had to pay for anything, I would just put my hand in my pocket and the right amount of money would always be there.” “That’s brilliant!” says the waitress. “Most people would ask for a million dollars or something, but you’ll always be as rich as you want for as long as you live!” “That’s right…Whether it’s a gallon of milk or a Rolls Royce, the exact money is always there,” says the man.

The waitress asks, “What’s with the ostrich?” The man sighs, pauses and answers, “My second wish was for a tall chick with a big ass and long legs who agrees with everything I say..”


Untamed


Last Sabbath my family and I spent the afternoon at the world famous Kirstenbosch gardens in Cape Town. At the gardens there is this nice architectural piece that is playing host to an exhibition dubbed ‘untamed’ … a collaborative project exploring the lost balance between humankind and nature. You can find out more here if you are interested


Retail Therapy


If you are married or have a galfriend that takes you shopping you probably can do shopfront design for a living 🙂 I have come to terms with what am told is an old concept known as “Retail therapy”- shopping with the primary purpose of improving the buyer’s mood or disposition (at the husbands expense). Often seen in people during periods of depression or transition, it is normally a short-lived habit. Items purchased during periods of retail therapy are sometimes referred to as “comfort buys” …

I have since learnt to appreciate shopfronts and different store concepts – this one here is a small mall at the clock tower (V&A Waterfront)


The Clock Tower


The Victorian Gothic-style Clock Tower has always been an icon of old docks. Situated near the site of the original Bertie’s Landing Restaurant, the Waterfront Clock Tower acted as the original Port Captain’s office. Construction of the Clock Tower was completed in 1882.

Restoration of the Clock Tower was completed in 1997, and is now an important focal point in the V&As Waterfront’s urban design.


Kalk Bay


a fishing village on the coast of False Bay, South Africa and is now a suburb of greater Cape Town

Go to the Kalk Bay harbour to watch the fishermen offload their catch – you can buy your supper straight from the boat

Sometimes you are not there when the action happens or you are too scared to be there when it happens … below is a picture of a picture of what could become of this apparently calm look-out point …


Camps Bay Villas


South Africa’s beautiful suburb on the Western Cape Coast that is home to luxury houses of Cape Town’s wealthiest residents. Residents here enjoy beautifully designed homes with panoramic views of the Ocean and beach and ofcourse the most beautiful sunsets!! Local life is casual and in the evening residents and holiday makers can be found enjoying sundowners at the many chic sidewalk cafés on the beachfront.

Glen beach Villas,
Camps Bay

Taken from Camps Bay beach

Wescamp Villa,
Camps Bay

These were taken in 2005 Dec with a canon powershot!


Here ends another day …


“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
On what were its footings set,
or who laid its cornerstone—

“Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,
when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,
when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,
when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt’?

“Have you ever given orders to the morning,
or shown the dawn its place,
that it might take the earth by the edges …

Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?
Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?


Little red riding hood


This little red car park outside our gate … the background wasn’t so great and so I decided to give it … well no background


Cape Town Nights!


Kumnandi ekaapa … xhosa for “nikupoa Cape Town’ …
Picking up from where we left off last week, this week I bring you Cape Town nights. Cape Town is surrounded by mountains and water … talk of safety. For a photgrapher this means many vantage points into the city Bowl. Today and the rest of this week I bring you images of the city bowl at night. Today we see the N2 and part of the harbour.

N2 Freeway,
Cape Town

N2 Freeway, Table bay in the background
Cape Town


I loved both angles and so … I decided to blog ’em both!