Tag Archives: streets

Observatory sidewalks

Observatory sidewalks
One of the things that I love about this part of Observatory is the sidewalks and the pillars that line them. I think modern suburbs seem generally to have somewhat less character than these older ones; wouldn't you agree?

I wonder if people 50 years from now will look back at our modern suburb store-fronts and make similar comment about how the character in today's designs has been eroded. Probably not hey? ;)

Rain at Burnside Road

Rain at Burnside Road
You wouldn't say that it's summer in Cape Town - it's been raining on and off each day for a few days now. I pity folk who planned on a lovely summer holiday in Cape Town this week; what poor luck!

The streets of Philadelphia

The streets of Philadelphia
As you can tell from this map, Philadelphia is a pretty tiny town, north of Cape Town, more or less 20km inland from our western coastline. It's a quaint little town, with a handful of shops, and one or two restaurants where you're can enjoy a lovely breakfast or lunch. Besides for the quaint and beautifully-rural scenery, there's not a lot except for space and quiet in this town and it's probably worth a visit if you'll be staying in Cape Town for a few weeks.

Where the street has no name

Where the street has no name
It is in the city, but to be perfectly honest, I have no idea which street this was - though I'm sure one of you will recognise the buildings and identify it for me, right? :)

This road reminded me a little of San Francisco. Not that Cape Town is by any means as hilly, but still, I find the rises in the distance somewhat reminiscent of that great West Coast city.

Stellenbosch content conference

Stellenbosch Streets
Kerry-Anne will be hosting CS Forum 2012 later this month in the lovely town of Stellenbosch. Well, not in the town, rather at well-known Spier Estate, which is about 5 minutes' drive out into wine country.

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CS Forum 2012 takes place at Spier Estate in Stellenbosch, from 24 to 26 October, so there's still time to get your tickets. Find out all about the speakers, the talks, the workshops, the sponsorship opportunities, and the parties at csforum2012.com. Cape Town Daily Photo readers can get a 10% discount on their conference tickets, by using the discount code CTDP10 when registering.

Intersection

Intersection
I took this photo from a balcony at Rafikis. Even though the breeze was cold on my back, I didn't mind, it was kinda cool having dinner while overlooking the city streets.

It was the first time I've eaten at Rafikis, and I have to say the pizza wasn't bad at all. The bases were thin and crispy, just how I like them, and the Inferno chili pizza that I ordered was pretty tasty and not quite as hot as I'd imagined it may be.