The Merkja river in Iceland has several waterfalls along it’s length, Gluggafoss (Merkjafoss) in Southern Iceland near the town of Hvolsvöllur was one that I had an opportunity to visit. Gluggafoss meaning Window Falls, derives its name from the series windows that appear in the tunnels and grooves formed in the rock by the flowing water cascading gracefully down a series of steps totalling 120metres. Graceful is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the these falls and abstracts of it are my response to the prompt..
Driving through the Kruger National Park during the day in summertime, does not afford the best opportunities to spot animals. However, if you look carefully amidst the shadows, below trees, and in the long grass, you will probably see some nocturnal hunters taking a relaxing morning nap. Best to just let sleeping cats lie. Relax is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge, this week, and images of these Lions completely relaxed below the tress are my response to the prompt.
I came across this busker while walking through one of Milan’s pedestrian only zones on a recent trip. Defying gravity while appearing to be completely still in a world that’s moving all around him, he attracted a lot of attention from passers by trying to work out how exactly he was able to be seated in that position without any apparent support. Any idea how he did that? :-):-) Magic is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the busker are my response to the Challenge…
The City of Cape Town announced designated sites for discharging Fireworks for Guy Fawkes day. One of these was Maidens Cove along the Atlantic Seaboard. Hundreds of people gathered to view the spectacle of a large variety of Fireworks, large and small, very loud and not so loud, bright and colourful. Onlookers gathered around the parking area, whilst others who were discharging the fireworks, stepped onto the parking area briefly to ignite the fireworks and step away quickly. It all appeared to be very uncoordinated and chaotic, with fireworks ranging from loud bangs and ground based roman candle type fireworks to a variety of skyrockets being set off by people at random, some ending up dangerously close to spectators A strong wind added another dimension to the apparent Chaos. Thankfully, there were no incidents by the time I’d left, and hopefully it remained that way. Chaos is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the fireworks, and associated activity are my response to the prompt.
…….the journey continues………….
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This weekend saw a large procession of Zombies make their way through the Company’s Gardens, in Cape Town. Each “transmogrified” (To change in appearance or form, especially strangely or grotesquely;) with their unique gaping wounds and bloodstained clothing. The group slowly made their way along the avenue, in an attempt to set a Guinness record for the largest gathering of Zombies, observed by curious, and some clearly confused spectators. All in the name of Charity, The Lucky Lucy Foundation is a Non-Profit, Pro-life, Pro-Quality of Life organization that tries to relieve the plight of severely neglected and abused township and street animals. Transmogrify is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and Glimpses of the Cape Town Zombie Walk are my response to the prompt.
Depending on their orientation, some of the Buildings on the Atlantic Seaboard, get a golden glow as the sun starts to set. Shining off the glazed facades of the higher, more visible buildings as well as the water, this glow is visible from far away.
Shine is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of Sunset and the reflection off the buildings are my response to the prompt.
Nestled at the foot of and in the shadows of Signal Hill, bordered by the Waterfront development and the Harbour, the tallest buildings of the Inner City of Cape Town are confined to a relatively small footprint. Largely unchanged for many years, there have been a few newcomers, including Portside, the tallest of them all. Local is prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the Inner City of Cape Town, are my response to the prompt.
As the sun descends towards the horizon, the rocks along the shoreline of the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town are bathed in a soft golden glow, for a few moments, before the incoming tide washes over them. The intensity of the tide increases as high tide approaches, and before long the water covers the rocks entirely. In sharp contrast the water in the adjacent swimming pool is absolutely calm, completely flat, and perfectly blue, and completely transparent without even a ripple visible. H2O is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of the waves and the Sea Point Swimming Pool are my response to the prompt………
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.
………..the journey continues…………
Sunset at Camps Bay, Cape Town, is like an eternally changing canvas. It’s unlikely that you’ll ever get to see the same sunset twice, unless of course it is reflected :-). I had this opportunity not 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.