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Old March 17th, 2009, 09:09 AM   #41
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Nice city and very similar mountain peaks with that of Vegas. We also have Table Mountain in Vegas. I've met a South African of Dutch descent many years back, a nice guy. Too bad it is costly and takes a long time to fly to South Africa , I would love to visit it.
We just get a bit more rain!!! Come on, I've been to Vegas twice already and mates of mine are there on holiday right now on a "bachelor's getaway." Save up some money, get your butt to McCarran Int'l, suck up the 4.5hrs to Atlanta and the 16hrs on to Cape Town and come visit us...

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Old March 17th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #42
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^Hehehe I've got my vacation already planned. I'll be visiting Boston, Nantucket Island, Cape Cod and Marthas Vineyard this summer.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 10:47 AM   #43
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Boring!!! That area is so Martha Stewart and Wall Street CEO vacation home! Do something crazy.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 02:54 PM   #44
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Hey Annman, these are terrific images that you have of Cape Town, they bring back some lovely memories of my short visit there a couple of years back. As I had some shots uploaded in picasa, I thought I just might share them here...........hope it's OK and you don't mind. Please correct me if I am mistaken with the IDs of some of the shots.

#1 V & A Waterfront at Night.


#2. Devils Peak from the Highway.


#3. V & A Harbor.


#4. The African Trading Company Building


#5. Clock Tower and Swing Bridge.


#6. Table Top Mountain from the roof of Sandton City Shopping Centre [Edit] as kindly pointed out by "FromJoanne" it's from the roof of Canal Walk Shopping Centrum.


#7. Resting Seals at the Harbor.

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Old March 18th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #45
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Old March 18th, 2009, 05:46 PM   #46
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Subrata I really liked your pix especially since you took a different take of the sights from most tourists



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#6. Table Top Mountain from the roof of Sandton City Shopping Centre

should be from Canal Walk shopping centrum which also happens to be the biggest shopping mall in Africa and whats interesting is that most restaurants are halaal due to our Muslim community in Cape Town
and to show people where you were standing
I'll post some shots from Canal Walk Mall
This was my view for almost a year since I lived in an apartment right opposite
it was a beautiful windless evening (Very rare in Canal Walk the buildings create wind tunnels )and my first ever night shot









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They were still building the white building in the middle but its now finnished

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Inside with Xmas decorations



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The food court at Xmas looks like ?

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Taken from the balcony
My (rented) apartment was connected by a bridge I was litterally in minutes at the Mall where you can shop eat of watch movies

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On a rainy evening



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You would never guess that its hectic inside in the weekends
Since it was impossible to sit on my balcony because of the blasting wind I used to sit right next to the water hidden by the high grass and read a book this is when I took this shot

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I was rather taken aback the first time I saw this shopping center It does have elements of Disney in it and people do have all sort of names for it
some love it some hate it but it actually grew on me and especially at night I think its beautiful it was nice to experience living there but I was glad to leave it too


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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:54 PM   #47
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Subrata I really liked your pix especially since you took a different take of the sights from most tourists

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#6. Table Top Mountain from the roof of Sandton City Shopping Centre

should be from Canal Walk shopping centrum which also happens to be the biggest shopping mall in Africa and whats interesting is that most restaurants are halaal due to our Muslim community in Cape Town
and to show people where you were standing
I'll post some shots from Canal Walk Mall
This was my view for almost a year since I lived in an apartment right opposite
it was a beautiful windless evening (Very rare in Canal Walk the buildings create wind tunnels )and my first ever night shot
Thanks Joanne!! You are spot on.........I now do remember that it was indeed The Canal Walk, (I just wasn't recalling the name)

Your shots are awesome!! They have brought the memories flooding back of the lovely place that it is, the information provided by you adds a wonderful perspective to this beautiful place.
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Old March 18th, 2009, 07:56 PM   #48
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Nice shots
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Old March 18th, 2009, 08:20 PM   #49
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#4. The African Trading Company Building
That building looks awesome, thanks Subrata for those pics
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Boring!!! That area is so Martha Stewart and Wall Street CEO vacation home! Do something crazy.
Hahaha Im going there with a friend who is visiting his family in Boston besides Ive only been there once during Winter so it wasn't really fun. We all have different preferences. I don't think the areas I've mentioned are boring. Historical Boston with its museums and architecture, beaches at Cape Cod, partying at Provincetown, island hopping ......
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Old March 20th, 2009, 09:10 AM   #51
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Thanks for the pics people. I love the sarcasm from the "London-bloke!" You guys are more than welcome to post your self-made pics here... Thread doesn't Say "Cape Town by ME ONLY!" Go ahead!!!
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Could someone post -more- pics of the new stadium of Cape-town (i dont remember the name btw) thanks
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Old March 21st, 2009, 11:06 AM   #53
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Green Point Stadium... I'll PM FromJoanne, that's the stadium photographic expert!
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Old March 21st, 2009, 12:16 PM   #54
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cool pics

i have lots of family in cape town and they have all been victims of crime - luckily nothing life threatening - but you have to be aware if you travel there

as anywhere

anyway maybe a local can describe to the person who was mugged etc - that a lot of the shanty towns are populated by people from neighbouring countries
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Old March 21st, 2009, 03:16 PM   #55
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Anyways, while we wait for FromJoanne for Green Point pics, I'll post some of my own...

Cape Town CBD...


Clifton Forth Beach from Kloof Rd...


Far eastern suburbs, Sir Lowrys Pass and upper Somerset West and Helderberg Mountain behind...


Cape Town's main supply dam, Theewaterskloof Dam near Villiersdorp...


Looking towards Cape Town and Table Mountain from the Winelands...


Sunset directly over Table Mountain, from Seidelberg Wine Estate, Paarl
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Old March 21st, 2009, 05:56 PM   #56
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Old March 21st, 2009, 06:28 PM   #57
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Cape Town is an amazing city! Wonderful, keep them coming!
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Old March 22nd, 2009, 02:56 AM   #60
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wow, this post is so mind bogglingly stupid, bias and written with an agenda (I wouldn't even be surprised if half the story is made up) I couldn't even finish reading it. but then again coming from a French person, it's not really surprising.
Coming from a French person?? Is being French still a problem in Freedomland...?
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