This weeks Photo Challenge is SCALE. Another interesting challenge to play with. The first is a selfie titled ‘A close look’. The second and third are bracelets and rings (of the same but differently sized materials) of Yvonne de Wit Jewellery by who I am ‘hired’ to do her social media (well … I’m her husband 😉 ) The fourth picture was shot at the airport in Cape Town and it tells it’s own story followed by one of a miniature cuckoo clock in ‘The Little book Museum’ of Hemingways of Hermanus (another social media client of my). The sixth is that magical moment in an ancient forest where our hiking group felt silent, overwhelmed by the huge ‘scale’ of magic. Than 3 images of different insects. The mantis is pictured on a chair arm (4 cm wide). Than there is one of seagulls on a sculpture in the Company Gardens in Cape Town and the last one is shot at the farm restaurant of one of my latest new clients showing milk-barrels on an old Bedford milk truck.
Gone but not forgotten ….
Another Weekly Photo Challenge with a wide interpretation.
Jan Christiaan Smuts statue in the Company Gardens in central Cape Town reminds me to one of the greatest South Africans of all times (his funeral attracted more people than that of Nelson Mandela and if his party would have gained a majority with the elections of 1948 South Africa would not have gone through ‘Apartheid’).
The Air France airplane at Cape Town International has gone now but still at the airport in this picture.
Marilyn Monroe passed away but not forgotten; certainly not by this bookshop owner in Hermanus.
In Onrus there was this old man who (rain of shine) sat on his own spot on ‘his bench’ along the beach. On this bench also his body died and his soul passed into eternity. After years the nearby coffee-shop owner still refreshes the flowers.
Last but not least: Laurel & Hardy. The first movie I ever saw was the one of “De Dikke en De Dunne” (Dutch for ‘The Fat and The Thin’) as piano removers.
At the Airport 5
At the Airport 4
At the Airport 3
At the Airport 2
At the Airport 1
Out of South Africa 1: A refreshing Welcome
Last year we went on a 4-week journey to Europe and Canada. It was for the first time since more than 11 years that we had a holiday ‘out of (South) Africa. We mainly visited family and friends but in between we took time to travel around a bit. With my Sony Cybershot 7.2 I shot a few thousand low resolution pictures (average 100 kB each) so don’t expect much high quality. For this serie of 10 I selected about 30 pics.
Today’s image is that of a refreshing Welcome at Amsterdam Airport.
The fabulous runaway cat
Friends of us somewhere out there have a cat. His name is Yoghiswa but Yoghi is also OK. He comes all the way from Germany and one day, a few weeks after the arrival of our friends Yoghi decided to walk back to the airport to catch the plane back. After 14 days he was at the other side of the village and Olga, everybody’s vet, knowing about Yoghi took him in her house and that’s how Yoghi ended up in front of my camera. This cat has incredible blue eyes (2nd picture) but I prefer the black & white image.