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Buitenkant Street

Buitenkant Street
Buitenkant Street is one of the old old streets in Cape Town that leads up from the Castle deep into the city bowl. With tourist spots like the District Six apartheid museum, Perseverance Tavern (one of the oldest pubs in the city), and the Rust en Vreugd museum, I'm guessing that if you're visiting Cape Town and are fascinated with her history that you'll probably end up in this street. It's a safe area in the day, not so safe at night. Ok? :)

A Kloof Nek sidewalk

A Kloof Nek sidewalk
This is a sidewalk on the lower part of Kloof Nek road, in the City. As you can see, my friend and I weren't too concerned about walking around with our cameras at night. It's not exactly safe-safe, but there were enough people and car guards around to make it safe enough.

Two guys approached us shortly after taking this photo - asking for directions to some street I'd never heard of - Hofmeyer, I think it was. Anyway, perhaps it's an interesting testimony to modern city life that for some time after they first introduced themselves I kept a cautious distance, not completely sure that they weren't muggers.

As it turned out, their British accents were legit, and it seemed as though the were genuinely unable to find the party that they were searching for. We spent a few minutes trying to find Hofmeyer road on Google maps, but they eventually gave up and decided to phone a friend.

Walking down the street

Walking down the street
Have I mentioned that I really like taking photos of people? Some people like shooting animals, others of landscapes, and yet others enjoy macro photos of insects and inanimate objects. I find that for some reason photos that include people, be they models or unwitting subjects, seem to have a special characteristic that I find difficult to explain.

Here's a link to a collection of photos of people that I've published on Cape Town Daily Photo and my collection of modeling photos on my portfolio site. Enjoy! :)

Sit, relax, and observe

Hiding
I know it sounds a little stalker, but I really enjoy sitting on the pavement (sidewalk) taking photos of random things and random people.

A friend recently said that a great form of exercise (for a photographer) is just to sit, relax, and observe without a camera in the hand. So, next time you're out taking photos and you feel as though there's nothing interesting to shoot, consider taking an extended break to just sit, relax, and observe - you're sure to find the most interesting photos.

Darling and Parade

Darling and Parade
After my previous post about the Cape Town Central Library a friend asked exactly where the entrance was located. You'll see the entrance to the library on the right-hand side of this photo - in Parade Street.

Besides for the Central Library, South Africa has two national libraries who've been mandated to "collect and preserve public documents and make the accessible" - according to their website. The one is in Pretoria and the other is in our beautiful Cape Town - near the Company Gardens. We're certainly going to have to visit this treasure chest in Queen Victoria Street soon!