Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 – 2013
may his spirit live on ……forever..
may his spirit live on ……forever..
Built in 1976, a difficult time in the Apartheid years in South Africa, The Baxter theatre complex is a vibrant, multicultural entertainment hub in the southern suburbs of Cape Town. With a world class theatre and concert hall, studio stage, rehearsal rooms, restaurant, bars, and an impressive spacious foyer, it is still one of the premier venues for the Arts in Cape Town. The theatre, located below the campus of the University of Cape Town, was able to leverage its strong relationship with the University to present multiracial, progressive work at a time when all other non-racial interactivity was banned or censored. So, I guess in its own way, synonymous with “let there be the light” ….. which happens to be this weeks prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge , so together with that idea, and images of the powerful graphic created by the lighting to the Baxter foyer, I’ve added my response to this week’s prompt…………the journey continues……….
In a little village called Velddrif, not too far from Cape Town, I stumbled upon this Fish Shop with still fresh fish hanging out in the sun to dry. Unexpected? perhaps for some of us :-), maybe not all of us :-). Unexpected is the prompt for the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, so images of the fish drying out are my response to the unexpected prompt……….. the journey continues……….
The Clouds at Sunset along the Sea Point Promenade are my submissions for this week’s Skywatch Friday ( http://www.skyley.blogspot.com) “A place to enjoy skies and views from all around the globe” ………….the journey continues…..
The Tall ship Sedov now owned by Russia has some interesting connections. Launched in Germany in 1921, named Magdalene Vinnen II, it was sold and renamed Kommodore Johnsen in 1936. After the surrender of Germany in the 2nd World War, the ship was given to Soviet Union as war reparation by the British. It has since been converted into a sail training vessel of the Soviet Navy. With 32 sails totalling 4.192 sq m, connected with a myriad of ropes and four masts, the number of connections on this ship are endless. Connections is the prompt on Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week, www.wheresmybackpack.com. The Sedov was recently on a short visit to Cape Town, and I had an opportunity to climb on board, camera in hand. These are some of the images that represent my, perhaps different, interpretation of this weeks “connections” prompt…………the journey continues………..
With the arrival of spring in the Southern Hemisphere a few weeks ago, there was an explosion of colour amidst the Fynbos at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Sunbirds having a feast on the numerous species within this floral kingdom. I was out there recently, camera in hand, trying to capture the scene. “Delicate” is the prompt on Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week (www.wheresmybackpack.com), so these images of the commonly called “pincushion” are rather appropriate ………….the journey continues………..
Thought I’d change things a little with my response to this week’s “Horizon” prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge. Usually, images in my response are taken at the same venue, around the same time. So, this week, all the images are at different locations, and at different times, yet responding to the prompt. I recently also posted a response to the horizon prompt here… http://4otomo.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/52-photos-project-horizon/
…… the journey continues………