Buildings, banners and winds

Banner torn by high winds

Thankfully we haven't been in Cape Town to experience this week's storms, which seem to have been an illustration of why the Dutch at first called the area the "Cape of Storms". Mandy, on the other hand, has been there, but absolutely refused to walk about in the rain taking photos of the carnage! (Which I completely understand.)

As quickly as the storms arrive, they disappear, leaving in their wake blue skies and, in this case, torn banners. Normally, once the storm has subsided, we find that our beaches and seaside roads are covered in foam and debris from the ocean. One good thing resulting from these kinds of storms is that the skies are cleared completely of all the smog that would have hung low in the air, obscuring the beautiful nature that surrounds the city.

4 thoughts on “Buildings, banners and winds

  1. Paul

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    Oh, right Mandy! I was wondering what the banner was. And yes, I guess it is a metaphor! Poor Bafana Bafana, even on Sunday they played well against Spain… almost won in fact! :)

  2. Paul

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    You’re right Beverley… and we’re SO glad to be home again. Johannesburg is SO cold compared to Cape Town. I mean, the fountain at our guest house, Auberge Le Fleur (which we recommend) even froze!

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