About 7.30 am
About 9 am
These scene would be the first thing that greeted me every morning when I opened my eyes for the next three days depending on the time I wake up.
I am not a habitual coffee drinker but sitting here on this crisp, cold and beautiful morning it seemed the most natural thing to do. I actually like this cappuccino very much. We were waiting in this little cafe near the bus stop at Strand Street to board the double decker bus to go on the city tour.
We also had these to go with the coffee and they were delicious.
So ecstatic going on to the open top of a double decker (my first), I was falling all over myself. For these brief moments I became a child again, feeling so gleeful and free like the birds. The sun, the breeze and the incredible scenery made me light headed.
The hotel we stayed in, Cape Sun also called the Southern Sun
We boarded the bus at Strand Street near our Hotel and it first meandered through the city centre.
Not sure what this monument is about as we just whizzed past it.
(Just found out:The monument is of the first prime minister of the union of South Africa-Louis Botha)
This old building sandwiched between the new.
More exquisitely preserved old buildings.
A beautiful church with an obstructive white non-describable structure parked right in its frontal :(
Million-dollar homes at the foot hill of the Table Mountain.
Then the bus started towards the Signal Hill where the cable car station to the top of the Table Mountain is and the view is unbelievable.
Lion's head from a different angle.
At the cable car station looking down on our right of the city.
Same spot as above pic but looking towards our left.
At the cable car station where the bus makes a turn round and started off to the rest of the trip along the coastal route.
The cable car service to the top of the Table Mountain was closed for maintenance. Very disappointed as I was really looking forward to this part of the tour. K suggested we hike but I took one look up the mountain path and decided I will come back when the cable cars are available.
The picture above is when one looked to the left and the picture below when looked right. That is how near the Mountain and the Ocean are. Our heads didn't know where to turn to capture the whole panorama.
The Southern Atlantic Ocean
This was taken when the bus was traveling through the beach front towards the city. The next post will be at the V&A waterfront where we stopped.
Please note that the incredible blue skies that appeared in most of the pictures above have not been photoshopped or adjusted in any way. This was exactly (or even bluer if I remember correctly) how Cape Town looked like on the 17th July 2008 (and also for the next few days).
So much for a food blog but just feast your eyes on the panoramic views and be mesmerized like I was and forget about food for a while.