27 November 2009

Tour of the Peninsula (Cape Town)

Greetings friends...  another lovely day in Cape Town.  Am changing the look of my blog for a short spell, seeing that we're entering the height of our Summer season. Just seems appropriate to go for this look, instead of the beautiful winter wonderlands some of you have changed to ;)

As so many of you liked the photograph I posted the other day of Table Mountain from my home, I thought I would take a few more pics of the mountain from my place of work. Today seemed the best day to do so.  Here they are... hope you enjoy looking at them. 

If you look to the left, the cluster of buildings with the red roof is the University of Cape Town.  Please click on the link to view a close up pic of the front of UCT. It really is spectacular... don't you agree?  What an awesome setting for a University campus!

The pic above is taken more to the right iro the first pic. The middle forefront peak is Devil's Peak and the tiny one just sticking out is Signal Hill. Click on the link to read the story about our Noon Day Gun.  I am sure you'll find it interesting reading.  That's the route to our Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Green Point (Green Point is the home of our new soccer stadium for the 2010 World Cup Soccer which South Africa is hosting next year. If you click on the link, you'll see an artist's impression of the new stadium. I haven't been that side for quite a while now because of all the construction, etc. but I believe it is near completion and looks spectacular! Will take a drive out that way when I'm on leave), Sea Point (read about our fantastic olympic size swimming pool which overlooks the Atlantic sea) and then the gorgeous beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno (click on the link and take a moment to view the video footage on the right hand side of your screen). In my younger days (hehe) I used to be a major sea-bunny and spent many hours soaking up the sun, but let me tell you the water is freezing cold.  Nice for a quick dip to relieve you from the heat of the sun, but definitely not for staying in long. Ahh, the memories! 

Well, I hope you've enjoyed my little tour of just a small part of our Peninsula.  There is just so much to share with you.  Let me know if you've enjoyed this insert, so that I know to include one again sometime.

I will be taking time off from the wedding invitations (which I'm hoping to complete this weekend) to make a card for the QP challenge, so keep a look out for my entry. Wishing you all a fabulous crafting weekend.  Take care, hugs Sharon x


Rose Petal said...

WOW Sharon, what a view. Thank you so much for all the information, its a fantastic place by the looks of things. I will be showing my husband the new football stadium as we will be watching the world Cup next year, how exciting. You truly do live in a fantastic place.
Have a lovely weekend, Love Sandra xx

Amanda said...

Hi Sharon, love your new layout! Lovely vibrant colors. Pop around to my blog, there's something for you.
Have a great weekend!

Rose Petal said...

Hello again sharon. Just to say I have added my email address to profile. Thanks again for always commenting on my blog, it is so very kind of you and I really do appreciate it.
Love Sandra xx

Kim Dellow said...

Lovely photos Sharon, what a beautiful place, thanks for sharing. Kim

Catherine said...

Thank you so much Sharon ! It's so wonderful to be able to travel this way and to discover great landscapes and beautiful places ! Love the new look of your blog... It makes me feel warmer because it is really freezing here... Have a lovely week-end ! Take care... Smile from Catherine

The Wired Angel said...

The pics are just beautiful Sharon! It would be great to see the mountains as the seasons change. How luck you to have such a beautiful view. Happy Friday! Hugs, Peggy

ursula in RSA said...

Thanks for the tour Sharon. Brings back memories of lovely holidays in Cape Town, last about 2 years ago. Need to get back again.

Bev said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures hun, maar ek verlang nou!!! xxx