At Home in Cape Town

Arrived in Cape Town on Sunday. On Monday my couchsurfing host tok me for a drive around Table Mountain. Cape Town is a very beautiful place on the Planet and interesting in so many ways, I’m really happy I’m here!

I will stay here for two to three months and do computer work, but most important, really dive into Big Heart of Humanity. Connect the dots, go deeper and formulate what I’ve understood so far. So keep with me, I think the coming months will be exciting …

View over Three Anchor Bay. I rent a small flat in the left corner of the picture, where all the trees are, just a block from the beach. The Island you can see on the right is Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 prison years.

This city is really a mixture of everything; from townships to castles, from ocean to 1700 meter high mountains, from fish harbors to wine yards, like this one in the middle of town.

In winter time it can be a bit rainy, but I’ve got some nice days so far. And I don’t mind some rain after three months in Egypt …

The birds here are different from Europe. Though a lot of them are from families I recognize as seagulls …

… but what is this one?

The roads are steep, there are no biking lines but a lot of cars. So I will walk and use public transportation.

Wind …

Down town, view from Signal Hill. The city centre is small, but the town is big.

It’s winter time now and “only” around 20 degrees in day time. But the most strange thing for me is that the sun is in north. I have to turn the whole planet 180 degrees several times a day … guess I will get used to it.

Views, walls, races … it will take some time to figure it all out … South Africa is like this Planet in miniature.

Beach art.

6 Responses to At Home in Cape Town

  1. Hanna Maria Helena Sjöberg May 24, 2012 at 19:37 #

    Beautiful photos; “painted” pictures! You have got this humour in the composition. Lovely! When I look at this, I feel as if I was there experiencing it all.
    Did you invent this “bigheartofhumanity”? Is it a centrate, collecting and connecting your work of life? Or is it an international organisation to where you work?

  2. Stina Deurell May 25, 2012 at 08:36 #

    Hi Hanna, “Big Heart of Humanity” is my idea and the name of my journey project. When I googled it in September 2011 I only got seven hits, whereof three related to my project.

    So the name is my brand, but what it points to belongs to Everyone!

  3. paurullan May 26, 2012 at 12:54 #

    Good to know you are OK. Have fun «down» there!

  4. Åke May 31, 2012 at 15:13 #

    Ditt äventyr fortsätter!

    Spännande att följa bloggen, och många fina bilder! Måste säga att jag föll lite extra för den första bilden i detta inlägg med spännade bildelement, subtilt ljus som strilar genom molnen och sist men inte minst riktigt sköna linjer! :)

  5. Christina Nordberg May 31, 2012 at 19:54 #

    Hälsningar till dig Stina just idag! Och så roligt att se dina bilder från Syd-afrika. Vi följer dina resor med stor glädje! Big heart!

  6. Stina Deurell June 1, 2012 at 08:19 #

    Thank you all for your comments!

    Åke — Gillar också linjerna i första bilden och ljuset. Och eftersom det är en pir, så går det inte att flytta sig så mycket i sidled, utan jag är tacksam för att någon lagt bergen, sälen och piren precis där, bara att knäppa .-)

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