Tuesday: 10.April.2007

Lekker South Afrikaans friend sends photos from Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa One of the cooler aspects of having a web site is the contact I get .. from an interesting assortment of folks .. scattered around the globe .. living in a variety of cultures.

Other cultures have always interested me. I like the way they stretch your mind, trying to see the world thru their eyes.

One such fellow (Stephen) lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. We've been trading mail (off & on) for more than a year. He works in the film industry there (writes, shoots, edits, directs).

Every so often, he'll drop a line and share what's happening in his (busy, exciting) life.

Sometimes he'll even include photos, from his work or play .. in exotic places like Patagonia, Ushuaia or Drakensberg. Being in the film industry, his photos are always excellent.

Anyway, he just sent a couple more pics, from a recent trip to Cape Town, taken from Table Mountain, near the (1,000-meter) summit (called Devil's Peak). Posted here:

Cape Town, South Africa 01 (145-KB)
Cape Town, South Africa 02 (120-KB)

today's entry continues here

I feel like I know his country a little better, tho I've never been .. just as a foreigner might feel he knows Laguna Beach better, after reading some of my entries.

I told him about a PBS (Frontline) special on Mandela. He said:

"I met Mandela once in '97, shook his hand briefly. Larger than life character. Don't know where my country will be when he dies.

Attached 2 panoramas I took on Table mountain, 1000 meters of rock rising up out of the ocean, city all around. Robben Island, Mandela's final prison-destination is visible in the distance. I'm off this weekend to the St. Lucia wetlands reserve for some chilled-out camping.

Lekker is an Afrikaans word to describe tasty food, but it's also used as local slang for cool .. pronounced similar to the English word lacquer. You have a lekker site.

Regards to you and the bug. It's sad, but really amazing what you're doing with him."

For more along these lines, here's a Google search pre-configured for the query > cape town south africa





Posted by Rad at April 10, 2007 08:32 AM

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