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August 6, 2009

Travelogue 2

Filed under: Non-technical — Jonathan Lewis @ 2:37 pm BST Aug 6,2009

I rarely make a fuss about the places I go and the things I do, but I had another one of those moments last week when I felt the weight of history.

I was in Capetown, South Africa, on a glorious winter week-end, and I had strolled out to the Waterfront. Walking back to the city at sunset, I was suddenly hit by a feeling of the immense age of the mountains compared to the (relatively) new city nestling in the hollow at their base.

Naturally I’d forgotten to take my camera with me on my walk, and my mobile phone couldn’t cope with the low light – but here’s a picture I’d taken (on my phone) on the way out to the Waterfront a couple of hours earlier. If you imagine the perspective from a mile further away, with the city looking about one third of the size and the mountains unchanged, you may get an idea of the image that made me stand and stare.


Now that I’m back home I’ve got a load of comments that need answers – so you can expect to see my name as the author on just about every comment on the comment list for the next two days.

1 Comment »

  1. This picture could be considered a mix between the ones on Travelogue I and II – it does seem that you would enjoy a visit to Pompeii a lot …

    Comment by Alberto Dell'Era — August 7, 2009 @ 8:33 am BST Aug 7,2009 | Reply

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