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Sunday, 13 July 2014
Cycling on the promenade

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For the second time, in as many cities, I felt a pang that I did not bring my bicycle with me. People were cycling, skateboarding,  rollerblading,  scootering, walking and jogging up and down the beachfront.  There is even a place hiring bicycles cheaply here (so I may go back again).

It struck me that (unlike Brighton or other places in the UK) there is no segregation. There is no designated lane marked out for cyclists. Pedestrians seemed comfortable sharing the space with others. Cyclists also cannot get annoyed and ring their bell when pedestrians step into their designated lane (as there is none). Everyone was just happily coexisting in the same space.

Posted by bigblue on 13/07/2014 at 06:32 AM
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Saturday, 12 July 2014
Indian Ocean

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It is winter in the Southern hemisphere and I haven’t been into the sea, but it does look inviting.

Posted by bigblue on 12/07/2014 at 10:02 PM
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Friday, 11 July 2014
Table Mountain

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At dusk yesterday.

Posted by bigblue on 11/07/2014 at 08:26 PM
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Thursday, 10 July 2014
Chambre avec vue

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There were two seals diving and fishing in the kelp beds in the ocean.

Posted by bigblue on 10/07/2014 at 06:17 AM
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Wednesday, 09 July 2014
Seal

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It’s not every day that you see a fisherman feeding a seal outside the restaurant where you are having lunch. But it was one of those days today.

Posted by bigblue on 09/07/2014 at 08:36 PM
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Tuesday, 08 July 2014
Mothers and daughters

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I went to an exhibition of the world-famous Handspring Puppet Company which included a “war horse” but also these intriguing three characters.

Posted by bigblue on 08/07/2014 at 06:37 AM
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Monday, 07 July 2014
Maria Schneider

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Last night I went to an amazing concert by this American composer, winner of three Grammy awards last year.

Posted by bigblue on 07/07/2014 at 04:37 PM
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Sunday, 06 July 2014
Tossie

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I started the day today at the book launch of Tossie van Tonder’s autobiographical My African Heart. She was interviewed by Judge Edwin Cameron about the book and her life. 

I only decided to go to the launch 30 minutes prior to it starting because Edwin, who was being hosted for two nights by my hosts, had spoken about it. It was a very moving interview, and I now look forward to reading the book of this person who I had not heard of a mere four days ago.

Van Tonder’s philosophical home is the Japanese dance form called Butoh, the dance of darkness. It collapses all ambiguities of gender, age and ability and stretches the limits of flesh through the expanses of the heart’s fearlessness ...... ideology, imagination, anarchy, evolving movement, revolt and nihilism ......

~ the arts mag

Posted by bigblue on 06/07/2014 at 11:55 PM
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