Weekly Photo Challenge : Broken

Anadolu Kavagi is a cute little Seaside Village on the Asian side of Turkey, located at the end of the Bosphorus river as it enters the Black Sea. Easily reached by road over the bridge across the Bosphorus from Istanbul, and along a winding coastal road through similar little harbour villages. Alternately it can be reached by taking an inexpensive ferry from Istanbul which cris crosses between harbour villages on the European and Asian Continents until the turn around point at Anadolu Kavagi. On a recent visit by Ferry, I opted to travel back by bus on the Asian side. While waiting for the next bus to arrive, I wandered around the village, and stumbled upon a house which had an external wall that was decorated with a variety of broken ceramic objects, ranging from tiles, to cups, saucers plates etc. Some of these broken pieces had dislodged, leaving an obvious indentation in the plaster. Broken is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the broken objects in the wall are my response to the prompt…………………

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2015 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN – Glimpses

Cape Town 12 One Run, a celebration of Cape Town itself, the Culture, the People, the City, the Landmarks, all wrapped into one road race, 12 km from Milnerton to the City Centre. Thousands of runners took to the road, and in true Cape Town spirit, enjoyed every step of the way. Here are some glimpses of runners making their way up the Companys Gardens and other points en route to the finish. More images being added all the time, so feel free to browse again to see more images…….

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High resolution versions of all images are available on request by emailing 4otomo@gmail.com

Weekly Photo Challenge : Enveloped

Dramatic cloud formation over Cape Town’s newest all glass skyscraper, is also the tallest in the City. The 139m high, 32 storey Portside Tower has over 52000 sq.m of floor, located in a prominent position in the City, with Table Mountain as its backdrop.
Enveloped is propmpt on the weekly photo challenge this week, and these images of the almost draped Portside Tower are my response to the prompt.
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Weekly Photo Challenge : Intricate

A walk through Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar can feel a bit overwhelming, with a myriad of things to look at, crowds of people to wade through, and persistent shopkeepers trying to sell you anything and everything. It’s no surprise that there are a lot of Souvenir stores, many of them selling very similar things, trinkets, hand painted tiles and other ornaments, light fittings, carpets etc, and after a while it feels like you’ve seen it all before. However, if you take a moment to look a little closer at some of the things on offer, you realise how much intricate detail has gone into each of these pieces. Intricate is the prompt on the weekly photo challenge this week, and images of souvenirs at the Grand Bazaar are my response to the prompt………….. ………the journey continues………..


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Queen Mary 2 visits Cape Town

RMS Queen Mary 2 flagship of the Cunard line made a brief visit to Cape Town. Weighing 76000 tons, the ship is 345m long and ranging between 41-45m wide, and 72 m high from keel to top of funnel, the ship berthed in Cape Town Harbour on Friday. The buildings of the City Centre and iconic Table Mountain provided the perfect backdrop for the transatlantic Ocean liner. The ship departed last night heading to Walvis Bay, with its final destination at Southampton. These are some images of the ship arriving in Cape Town, and shortly before departure yesterday.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Afloat

The Sea Point Promenade on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town is always a hive of activity, most of it on the ground. Occasionally, though more frequent these days, there are groups of people on the central grass patch alongside a wind sock, gazing upwards at Paragliders that are coming in to land on the field. They take off from the nearby Signal Hill and literally float over the Atlantic Seaboard taking in views of Robben Island, the Waterfront, the City and beyond before drifting in to land amongst trees, buildings, lightpoles, and numerous onlookers. Afloat is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these Tandem Paragliders coming in to land are my response to the prompt.

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2015 OMTOM Half and Ultra Marathon – Glimpses


Dubbed the most beautiful Marathon in the World, the 2015 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon lived up to its reputation. Despite blustery conditions, occasional rain, a revised route due to recent devastating fires along the traditional route, thousands of runners completed the race. Numerous spectators along the route and at the finish too were there to support and cheer the runners home.

These are some glimpses of the finish of both the Half and Ultra Marathon, with some emotional scenes of joy and gratitude as runners made their way through the finish line.

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Images of the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon 22km Trail Run are at this link


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