Sunday, August 31, 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008


I would love to see the size of the fireplace in this house for the chimney to be this big, and it is a house - promise.


Friday, August 29, 2008

The strangest garden - ever!

On Palmer road in Muizenberg on the balcony of one of the houses is this array of goodies.

I personally like the dinosaur the most, well to tell you the truth I am just presuming that it is a dinosaur - but the legs are in the wrong position and it does not have back legs.

One of the more interesting gardens that I have seen in Cape Town for a very very long time.


Thursday, August 28, 2008

Muizenberg waves

Not after the previous photograph, this is what the cold fronts (frontal systems) generate once they move through the Cape Town - i.e. nice big waves although nothing massive.

For the bigger waves the surfers generally go more towards St. James and even Kommetjie to Scarborough.


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Muizenberg surfing

There are two aspects of this photo that I would like to point out;
  1. Firstly the sets of waves that are coming through, not to big and not to small and nicely spaced.
  2. And the surfers look like little ants.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Now what when it rains

Now you live on the third floor and have just been shopping (6 bags in total), it is raining and by the time you reach your you are looking and feeling more like a drowned rat than a human.


Monday, August 25, 2008


The days of being a student, walking, giggling looking cool and trying to impress. Miss those days sometimes but generally glad they are behind me.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

You are here

Just the sign one always wants to see, "you are here" now you have to get back.


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Muizenberg's cobbled road

Heading up to the police station is every cars delight (mainly dislike).


Friday, August 22, 2008

Cape Town cold front

It is getting cold again, after a few days of very nice weather. But like they always say, the more water in our dams the better.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Cape Town whale watching

Same whale from previous post, here he/she is just showing off now. I am presuming that it is a Southern Right Whale but it was way to far out to see anything that would say differently.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cape Town whales

Finally - I have seen them for the past few days now, but they have been just been either too far away or just big black blobs in the water.

Last night we where at a friends house in St. James and they started to perform.

I must apologize though, these images where taken of my wife's "Canon G7" (left my camera at home) at full zoom, image stabilizer on, and a high ISO (it was dusk). They are not the best nor the sharpest and I had to crop it quite extensively. So what I am saying in a nut shell is the camera did a fine job but an DSLR would have been better.

Oh well, at least you can see the whale.

PS we need to name him, any suggestions?


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Muizenberg traffic

Traffic in Muizenberg!!!!!

Bother, this is currently me sitting in traffic along the main road heading towards Fishhoek and Simon's Town. They are currently doing major construction along this stretch of road, sewerage, water and data cable (phone + internet).

Oooooh well I do suppose that it does have to happen at some point.

Long live air-conditioning!!!!!!!!!!

I saw the whales, they are currently calving but soon (very very soon) they will come close in. A few friends have already seen them breaching (jumping out of the water). Pictures to follow on the whales soon.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Muizenberg South Africa

Ok I am starting to think people in Muizenberg do not like me! That chap also started shouting at me when I took this picture!!!!!!

Now surely when one takes a picture one cannot wait until everybody in the frame has moved away. This in itself is just not practical, but why shout and behave like a kid on acid.

So to the gentleman (not);
- you are not famous
- you are not handsome
- you are not naked
- so get a life buddy

Anyways, chat later.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

St. James, Beach huts

The sun and my camera where giving me issues (with lighting), no matter what I tried - the colour of those huts would just not show true.

The sign on the left, no diving - the reason is you will break your neck as the wave/ rock pool is rather shallow - now breaking ones neck is a sure fire way of stuffing up ones holiday.

So jump and rather break an ankle - lol.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

A speeding train

The board walk from Muizenberg to St. James, now that tiny (yellow) thingy majigy in the centre of the photo is a train coming back from Simons Town.

Also note those clouds.


Friday, August 15, 2008

St. James, Cape Town

A 15 minute walk (yes your heard right - I went on a walk) from Muizenberg is a little place called St. James. They also have those little coloured beach huts as well as a wave pool and a tiny tiny beach. But still a fantastic place to be.

Only one hotel that I know of around here and it is The St. James Hotel - just in case you where interested.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Muizenberg South Africa

A cold front moved in and these clouds where really really pretty (aaah cute).


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Great White Sharks of Muizenberg

That's right, we do have Great White sharks here in Muizenberg and along the South African coast.

But we also have "Shark spotters", these guys and girls sit on the mountain and look out for these creatures to protect the surfers of the area.

Great idea - I do say.

Another interesting fact on the Great White Sharks of this area is that they beach (have a look -absolutely awesome) the water when catching their prey, the only Great White species in the world to do this.

Cheers for now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

I want one!

I would love to own just one of these building, I just love old style (Victorian, Edwardian styled) buildings.

They are located one block back from the beach, restaurants and coffee shops, but are no longer residential but corporate.

Guess what???????

Summer is on it's way - yiiiiihaaaaaaaa.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Muizenberg, Victorian buildings

This is actually one of two identical buildings that have been completely redone from the ground up and roof down. They are simply stunning inside and out.

They are now owned by the "African Institute for Mathematical Sciences", in fact tomorrow I will post a picture of what the two of them look like sitting together.

Just another note; I had an absolutely fantastic weekend and just wanted to know how all your weekends where?


Sunday, August 10, 2008

How to get run over

Kneel on the centre line on a busy Sunday morning, and pray no idiot is coming over the hill at a 100 miles an hour.

Why, cause I can.


Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cloud formations

Clouds are a weakness of mine, I always look up to see what is above me.

The black contrast on the hill vs. the patterns that the clouds have formed, this does it for me.


Friday, August 8, 2008

Muizenberg from a different angle

Just a different angle. Still experimenting with this lens, but what is happening is that I am having to go back to camera basics and not relying purely on the camera.

I suppose that back to basic is not really a bad thingy magingy.


Thursday, August 7, 2008

Vista of The Muizenberg town centre

Yes, this is how small Muizenberg actually is, a blip of the scale of cities/ towns worldwide.

Damn I am fighting this wide angle lens, it is playing havoc with my camera light meter, most of the images are coming out under exposed!!!!!!!!! Maybe I should dump the polarizing filter!.


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Muizenberg back alley

Shot through a gate, down an alley to the back of a demolished building (where only the front of the building has been kept intact).


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Battle of Muizenberg

The Battle of Muizenberg Quite an interesting read for anyone into history.

Yip the Dutch and English at it again, fighting for the most prized shipping route in the world at that time.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Muizenberg Village

Ok, as you all have noticed - I have a new wiiiiiide angle lens -yihaaa.

A sigma 10-20mm EX.

I can now get a whole lot more in the frame, so be warned - a lot of wide angle shots coming up.

This picture was taken one block back from the sea front.


Sunday, August 3, 2008

Want a duck on the beach

Well here is one, an Egyptian goose to be exact. All he need is some suntan lotion, umbrella and a towel and he is sorted for the day, while he looks for some chicks.


Saturday, August 2, 2008

Muizenberg car guards

They were not impressed with me taking this picture, the guy on the left has a rock in his hand which he wanted to throw at me - lol.

The funny thing is I wanted a picture of the building behind them, and thought they ruined the shot - but oh well - I had a good laugh.

PS The language that came out their mouths was quite interesting too say the least.


Friday, August 1, 2008

An old picture of Muizenberg

A friend this morning send though a old picture on Muizenberg, what the place used to look like in a time gone by. What is also nice about this picture is that it is an aerial shot.

I did not take this picture, but thought it important to give you guys and girls a look into the past.