Monday, April 06, 2009

Capetown Cameos #3

To finish up the Capetown trip, I will share a few pictures of the third day. After another wonderful sunrise from the roof deck,



and breakfast on the pretty little front patio, we trundled off to Woodstock, in search of three of the top Galleries in the Cape, which are fortunately all in one building, a converted industrial space that was absolutely perfect for the display of art. Goodman Gallery had a fabulous review of some of South Africas iconic contemporary artists from the last 7 decades, and it was a treat seeing works by artists one can often only enjoy in textbooks.



Then back to explore the charming De Waterkant district, which has such a fascinating vibe and unique character. It is such a delight wandering through the narrow cobbled streets, browsing through eclectic shops and cafes,


and ending up in the Cape Quarter, at a fab Italian Restaurant.



Then, reluctantly off to pack and get to the airport, for the return flight to PE. A pretty end to a blissful interlude,



and both Julie and I can't wait to go back with our husbands to share this magical spot with them!

8 comments:

Avril said...

Interesting! Love the sunrise over the city and the sunset from the plane

imac said...

A packed and fab day - from sunrise to sunset.

Janet said...

I've just been catching up on all your fantastic photos of your trip! Looks as if you had a wonderful time.

I've been very lax about visiting blogs lately. Been spending a lot of time in the studio creating art!

Firefly said...

Missed your husbands did you now? Hehehe...

I have never been around the De Waterkant district. It really looks like it is worth wile.

Ali Honey said...

Once again I'm saying wonderful photos! I especially like the way the arch is beyond the arch.

Sheila said...

I loved being along on your trip, if only virtually.
The whole place has a very European feel to it. I guess a lot of early settlers were European, but they were here too, and Canada doesn't seem to have that same vibe. Perhaps being a colder country makes the diiference. The arches and building colours there are delightful.

Nicole said...

Great pictures, I love the one of the bistro table and arches.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Excellent set of pictures Suzi... I love the wing tip...

Have a good Easter weekend
Tom
Wiggers World