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Cape Town | 开普敦

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No matter how organised you are, things never really happen the way you plan, especially when traveling. We went back to Cape Town and some of our initial thoughts to shoot and document the trip didn’t quite happen the way we expected. In fact they didn’t happen at all. You see, we have a toddler and toddlers basically control your agenda. They boss your life without you even notice – If you have one of those you know what I’m talking about. It all started when we set foot on a plane for a fourteen hours flight. After that we needed two days to recover from the experience and another two days to prepare ourselves mentally for the return flight.

Still I managed to take a few shots and share them here, not as much as this city deserves, but we will return to Cape Town very soon and hopefully by then, share a lot more.

 

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Landing in Johannesburg airport at sunrise

 

Lions Head

I used my first couple of hours of ‘free time’ to go to Lions Head mountain. It´s a peak with almost seven hundred meters high nestled between the Atlantic and the famous Table Mountain. The hike takes around forty-five minutes (depending on your level of fitness) and the views you get of the Mother City are fantastic. It was the third time that I hiked Lions Head so I tried to see things with a different perspective but I ended up focusing on the obvious – Table Mountain, the gorgeous Camps Bay and and Robben Island.

 

 

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Wide perspective of Table Mountain National Park

 

Mouille Point and Sea Point promenade

A brief walk by the seaside just to confirm something that Capetonians are famous for – they vanish during winter. And believe me when I say that winter in Cape Town is not that bad. It is actually fairly pleasant with a few cold nights but mild sunny days. And still, just when the first not-so-pleasant days kick in, they disappear. Well, they don’t really disappear, you can still find them in malls, bars and restaurants but the point here is that the city changes dramatically when compared to Summer. Streets became wider and shadows far more obvious. And it’s not a bad thing. It’s just the way it is.

 

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Time was scarce and days flew faster than the infamous Cape Town wind. But you cannot leave Cape Town without the taste of a good ‘Braai’ especially if you are visiting friends and family. ‘Braai’ is the Afrikaans word for barbecue but in South Africa ‘Braai’ is more than just a barbecue, it’s a whole institution and everyone takes it very seriously.

 

” The word braaivleis (English: /ˈbrfls/; Afrikaans pronunciation: [ˈbrɑːifləis]) is Afrikaans for grilled meat. The word braai (plural braais) is Afrikaans for barbecue or grill and is a social custom in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Malawi. The term originated with the Afrikaans-speaking people,[1] but has since been adopted by South Africans of many ethnic backgrounds. The word vleis is Afrikaans for meat. ”

from wikipedia

 

Cape Town

Cape Town CBD

Braai Master

Our ‘Braai Master’ for the evening

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The Little Boss !

 

See you soon soon Cape Town!

 


Fujifilm X-T2

Fujinon 35mm F2

Fujinon 56mm f1.2

Samyang 12mm F2


 

14 thoughts on “Cape Town | 开普敦

    1. Thank you!! I was just thinking about NZ last evening. We might go next year. It’s definitely on top of our list!

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  1. Lol apparently it’s scientifically proven that Capetonians, feel 2 degrees colder than what is actually is…. Winter nearly over but I still haven’t acclimatised.. The mountains are having a fair bit of snow this year which is great for our dams but damn! It’s cold!
    Also, stunning pics!

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