Quest

The Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, held last week, saw a field of 8000 marathon runners take to streets of Cape Town, each on a quest to conquer, perhaps a personal best, their first marathon, maybe their 10th, or maybe a sub 3 hour run. The fast flat route wound it’s way through some of the most significant sites in the City. It turned out that winner Asefa Mengstu Negewo of Ethiopia was on a quest of his own, he broke the long standing South Africa Marathon record, with a finishing time of 2:08:42. Quest is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the Start and Finish of the Marathon are my response to the prompt.
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Glimpses – 2016 Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Runs

The routes for the 2016 Sanlam Cape Town 22km and 11km Trail runs allowed runners to rise above the urban environment and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of nature along the trails of Signal Hill and Lions Head. These are some glimpses of both these events. Images will be added incrementally.
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Mirror

Sunset at Camps Bay, Cape Town, ┬áis like an eternally changing canvas. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever get to see the same sunset twice, unless of course it is reflected­čÖé. I┬áhad this opportunity┬ánot long ago, during an amazing sunset that filled the sky and saturated the dramatic clouds. There was some standing water on a concrete surface just beyond the sand which acted a mirror resulting in a reflection that added another dimension to this sunset. People on the beach provided human scale to this gigantic scene.

Mirror is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge, and images of the sunset and reflections are my response to the prompt. You may notice that one of the images my not appear as it seems but the mirror effect almost makes it seem plausible.

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Made out of stainless steel, approximately 60sq m in size, resembling the Ray Ban Wayfarers, looking out towards Robben Island, this pair of spectacles have been controversial since the day they were installed. Titled “perceiving freedom” this gigantic pair of “glassless” spectacles is a Public Art Installation on the Sea Point Promenade, in Cape Town.

Frame is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the “perceiving freedom” art installation on a rather grey and rainy day are my response to the prompt..

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Rare

It’s not often that one arrives home to find something extraordinary happen moments before you arrive. Well, this happened to me a bit earlier today. As I parked my car in the street, I heard a loud sound, and noticed sparks coming from the electrical cables on the lamp post in the street that I needed to walk through on my way home. I rushed around the corner to see what had caused this, and noticed that what is probably a 300 ish year old Oak Tree had collapsed across the street, causing extensive damage to two cars, and at least one house. Thankfully, nobody was injured, as one looked around the enormity of what happened becomes apparent. It was not long before the City’s Disaster Management Teams arrived, to commence the clearing up operations. As darkness descended, the sound of Chain saws permeated the air, as the tree was being carefully cut into smaller pieces for removal, by crane in some instances. I can still hear the chain saws buzzing along as I am typing this. Rare is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the fallen tree, and the subsequent cleanup operation are my response to the prompt.

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Fun

How boring would the World be without diversity. I had to remind myself of this while walking along the Sea Point Promenade, a wide paved promenade that winds its way along the Atlantic Coastline, with magnificient views of Table Mountain, Lions Head, Robben Island amongst many others. Frequented by Joggers, Cyclists, Walkers, Parents with children and strollers, Whale watchers, Ice cream sellers, Paragliders and others all just having fun and enjoying the space. Recently, they have been joined by another group, who, as it appears, are not interested in the beautiful environment, but rather the devices in their hands, Pokemon hunters!! The latest craze to arrive in Cape Town. Gathered in groups, some tethered to one another with multiple devices connected to a single powerbank, others isolated on their own, some comparing what was on their devices with one another, but I guess with one common goal, to catch as many Pokemons as possible. Perhaps not my idea of fun, yet this group of young and old people seemed to be having a great time, glued to their devices, while the rest of us, just enjoyed the beautiful environment we were in. Fun is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of these Pokemon hunters is response to the prompt

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Narrow

Cinque Terre in Italy refers to a group of five villages on the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera. This UNESCO World Heritage site, comprises villages that are connected by a network of trails and paths, boats and trains. Vehicular access is extremely limited with almost no vehicular access to most of the Villages. Terraces have been carefully built on the rugged steep slopes, resulting in narrow walkways between buildings and different areas of the village. One wonders how these narrow high buildings on steep slopes get larger items like furniture delivered. Imagine trying to deliver a double bed, or heavy appliances like a fridge or washing machine to one of these areas…. not easy!! Narrow is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of some of these narrow walkways is my response to the prompt.
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