Giraffe and Blue Crane by artist Mak1One

Giraffe and Blue Crane by artist Mak1One

As we walked down Frere Street, Woodstock during my street art tour we came across these beautiful Blue Crane and  Giraffe pieces. The giraffe is done by Mak1One, who is portraying the saving of these giraffes. There are only about 2500 left worldwide. Its sad that people still hunt these beautiful creatures. The Blue Crane is the…

"Freedom Day" by Street artist Freddy Sam

“Freedom Day” by Street artist Freddy Sam

This piece of work is on a wall in a huge open parking lot of Woodstock here in Cape Town, South-Africa. Weekends this parking lot is used by farious artists selling their goods, especially furniture. This piece is a black and white mural of people protesting. This piece was done by Freddy Sam, a Cape…

Woodstock, South-Africa, street art walking tour

Woodstock, South-Africa, street art walking tour

You learn so much about a city and its culture through its art. Street art is one of these hugely expressive forms that cover every aspect of city life and things happening at the moment. I have come to realize that street art differs from country to country and couldn’t wait to see what the…

The Socialist sculpture park.

Throwback Thursday: The Socialist Sculpture Park in Moscow

I explored the Tretyakov gallery area a couple of times during the first sunny weeks of May 2012. It was lovely just getting out of the small flat  after the long harsh winter, and spending some time outside in the sunshine. As I walked through the numerous side streets of this district I eventually reached the…

Wooden cobble stones

Wordless Wednesday: Wooden cobble stones

Underneath one of the castle’s archways at the Castle of Good Hope in cape own, South Africa the pathway is not cobblestone but actually yellowwood bricks that were tarred together . This was done in an attempt to soften the passing of man and horse in the early hours of the morning so as not…

Castle Of Good Hope

Exploring South Africa’s oldest colonial building

I took my family on the hop on hop off red bus tour of Cape Town and one of the main stops was the Castle Of Good Hope. I actually live just down the street from the Castle, a star or pentagonal  shaped fort built in the 17th century here in Cape Town, South Africa. Its position, although unremarkable…

District Six Museum

10 Things I learned at the District Six Museum

District Six Museum is in the former inner-city residential area, District Six in Cape Town, South Africa.  The Museum was established in December 1994 to remember the forced removals of the people who lived here during the years of apartheid. Visiting this museum I learnt the following things… This area was named District Six when it became the Sixth Municipal District…

Dehumanization Zone, Cape Town

Wordless Wednesday: Dehumanization

Dehumanization is the psychological process of demonizing the enemy, making them seem less than human and hence not worthy of humane treatment. This can lead to increased violence, human rights violations, war crimes, and genocide.   Dehumanization is a psychological process whereby opponents view each other as less than human and thus not deserving of moral consideration. Jews…

Before I Die...

Before I Die…

Before I die is an interactive public art project that invites people to share their personal aspirations in a public space. Meant as a singular experiment, the project gained global attention and thanks to passionate people around the world, over 500 Before I Die walls have been created in over 70 countries, including here in Cape Town, South-Africa. After…

Saronsberg wine farm

Wordless Wednesday: Bronze Goat Family

One of the most beautiful wine farms we got to explore while touring the wine region of the Western cape province was Saronsberg, nestled in the Tulbagh Valley. We visited quite early in the morning so although we never got around to taste their wine we got to enjoy a great collection of South African…

Travelling along the coast by train

First South-African train ride!

Living here in Cape Town, South-Africa, we are quite spoiled for things to do and places to see so its sometimes hard to make up ones mind of what you are going to do that day. Not letting a lovely sunny day go to waste, my friend Lara and I decided to take the Metrorail…

From Earth, From Water

From Earth, From Water

My favourite piece of art by South African artist Angus van Zyl Taylor is definitely his piece named “From Water, From Earth”. This piece of art has become the signature of Saronsberg wine farm in Tulbagh. Even if you are not a wine lover, you will find Saronsberg intriguing. It has a huge selection of…

colonial style windows found in Saronsberg Winery

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

This weeks Photo Challenge is to make a grid the centerpiece of your photo. These colonial style windows found in Saronsberg Winery is divided into an equal number of panes. They actually force one to focus on the art inside the show room, rather than the stunning landscape outside.

"Perceiving Freedom".

Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

I got to photograph a sculpture with a difference from every angle.  This giant pair of glasses were put up at the Sea Point promenade, Cape Town South-Africa, to honour late former President Nelson Mandela. It is a giant set of stainless steel spectacles, anchored on the ground facing Robben Island. Artist Michael Elion says…

Train station signs

Wordless Wednesday: Train station signs

Usually you find signs like “mind the gap” or “dont stand too close to the tracks” at train stations like this one. Here in South Africa we also get signs that say ” dont climb in or off the train through the window” and ” Dont smash the train windows”…… Published as part of Wordless…

My current Muse: Western Cape, South-Africa

Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

This weeks’ photo challenge is to show your muse — the subject you turn to frequently, that leaves you inspired each time! At the moment my Muse is the colourful buildings and people of the Western Cape in South-Africa. Each time I go exploring I come upon a new brightly coloured treasure, and I cant wait…