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    Cape Town: Out and about on Christmas day 2009

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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:22 am



    A view of Lion's head and signal hill from the road that runs to Devils Peak.

    We spent a couple of hours watching all the boats at the waterfront on Christmas day. After lunch we took a drive on the road that runs along the slopes of Table Mountain as far as Devil's peak nature reserve. The weather was good maybe a little a little hot, so we then took a short drive along the coastline as far as Camp's Bay to catch some breeze. We arrived back around 3.30. here are some photo's of our outing.
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:23 am



    Another view of Lions Head
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:24 am



    A view coming down from Signal hill
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:26 am



    The Twelve Apostles. On the way to camps bay
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    Camps bay beach
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    Another view of Camps bay
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:31 am



    On the way back through the CBD going down Kloof road in Tamboerskloof.
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:37 am



    Coming to Wale street very soon
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:39 am



    Adderley Street, a main road that runs right through the city to the foreshore.
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:41 am



    Can't say I have ever been here on a holiday, when it hasn't been full of traffic felt really strange to me for it to be so quiet.
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 27 Dec 2009, 1:43 am



    Bartholamew Dias Statue at the foreshore
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    The Absa building
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 29 Dec 2009, 9:00 pm





    These are two Dutch 12 pounders, relics from the days of the VOC, and are situated on the Camps Bay side of Kloof nek. There are many canons in and around Cape Town.

    Two are at the top of signal hill, moved there in 1902 from the Castle of Good Hope, where they are used to sound the midday hour, now they continue to but from the Hill. I have been in Cape Town when the gun has gone off but never up the hill.
    It is Cape Towns oldest living tradition, and I read somewhere two of the oldest canons in the world still used on a daily basis. There are two as if one fails, the other is there in place to do the job. The canon is triggered from the Astonomical Observatory, which is situated in Observatory, one of the leafy southern suburbs east of the hill, or around the slopes of Devils Peak.

    See ya later
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    Post by Dawn on Thu 31 Dec 2009, 4:56 pm




    Here are some photos of the Noon Gun.
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