"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…

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…

Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway

Kirstenbosch Treetop Canopy Walkway

Have you been to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in South Africa lately? Well you have to go and experience the new Treetop Canopy Walkway. It is a new curved steel and timber bridge that winds and dips its way through and over the trees of this beautiful botanical gardens. They say that it was Inspired…

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…

Cape Town Canal Cruise

10 Quick facts about the Cape Town Canal Cruise

The great thing about family visiting is that I get to play tourist in Cape Town, the city I live in now. I usually get to see places that I haven’t had time to visit before. One of these  hidden touristy gems is the Cape Town Canal cruise. This Cruise  definitely allowed me to see…

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…

Groot Constantia

6 Things to do when visiting Groot Constantia

The moment you enter Groot Constantia wine estate you’ll realise you’re in for a unique experience. This is South Africa’s oldest wine producing estate, established by Simon van der Stel in 1685, and it is a certified national monument. Visit one of two tasting rooms to sample and purchase a selection of Groot Constantia’s award…

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…

Streetwires, home to a shop and working artist’s studio in the picturesque Bokaap, Cape Town.

Wordless Wednesday: Cape Town street art

Streetwires, home to a shop and working artist’s studio in the picturesque Bokaap, Cape Town. Streetwires was started in 2000, and this Proudly South African project provides training, support and materials to unemployed people who in turn use their artistic capabilities to create African wire and bead art. Published as part of Wordless Wednesday.

Cappadocia in Turkey

The number ONE way to experience Cappadocia

I am absolutely terrified of heights and looking over the edge of a mountain scares me to no end. But I do believe that, once a year, I should do something that scares the hell out of me. When I read about taking a hot-air balloon and drifting across the beautiful landscape of Cappadocia in…

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…