Randoms

Sorting out photo albums, found some randoms …

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Dude in Company's Garden

The Company’s Garden in the centre of Cape Town is a place where you can stroll, visit museums, feed the squirrels, have a picnic, meet your lover for lunch, or just chill in any position that appeals to you.

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Somewhere on the Garden Route. Lost in time.

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This is part of the canopy walk being built at Kirstenbosch Gardens. I can’t wait for it to be ready.

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This place also gives tour guides free coffee, does that make tour guides ugly? Not sure what the T&Cs are.

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Soft feathery portion of a very prickly cactus in Oudtshoorn.

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These yellow frames have been placed at various places with a view of Table Mountain and the idea is you take your photo framing the mountain. This photo is ‘outside the box’.

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Rooi Els on Clarence Drive.

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I met these two very friendly and crazy Iranian tourists at Boulders Beach. They insisted I pose with them for a variety of photos and then they allowed me to take some of them.

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The creator of most of the Cape’s most spectacular mountain passes and coastal roads.

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At one of my favourite stops on the Garden Route – Storms River Bridge. Best spot to buy biltong for padkos, have a toilet break, admire the view from the bridge and just generally stretch your legs.

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Flaunting it.

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Abseiling off the top of Table Mountain.

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This is on a large property in Constantia with a very neglected house. It’s for sale but no buyers can be found. I’d buy it just for this spot if I could.

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Wine tasting underground at Weltevrede in Bonnievale. They make one of the best bubblies in the region.

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The NG church in Swellendam. Beyond strange.

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One of the famous feather palaces in Oudtshoorn.

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Builder with a sense of humour while renovating an old house.

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These are too big for Vida and I don’t want to give her any ideas about the poor postman.

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Massive horse created from old tyres at Grande Provence Wine Estate in Franschhoek.

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Stream running red due to tannins in the root system of the plants.

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Possibly the most photogenic and pristine beach of the Western Cape – Dias Beach in the Cape Point Nature Reserve. The Cape of Good Hope in the background.

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The horror of seeing this in my own neighbourhood.

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

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I am not a photographer and do not claim to have any particular skills whatsoever in that department. I have enormous respect for those who can see the potential in a scene and can create a great photo. Good photography is an art, in my opinion.

I am just a happy snapper, I have no special lenses or accessories, my camera is very simple and it's usually best to leave the setting on auto.

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