Saturday/ the V&A Waterfront

My friend Marlien and I drove out to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront today.  The enormous V&A Waterfront shopping mall has too many shops to even count – clothing stores, book stores, home and kitchen gadgets, music, African artwork – anything under the sun. Outside one can take a helicopter ‘flip’ (short ride of 10-15 mins, about US$300 per person), take a harbor tour, or go out to a Robben Island excursion.    We just took it easy and took in the sights, and bought a little souvenir here and there.

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Here are the main areas around the Cape Peninsula. I stay out in the Northern Suburbs (Durbanville). The Waterfront is in the City Centre (where it says Green Point, actually). Robben Island is where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.
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The Clock Tower at the V&A Waterfront was completed in 1882, and restored in 1997. I’m happy to see it painted red once more (it was painted yellow in 2013 as part of an advertising campaign).
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‘Each Man To Do His Duty’ says the inscription on the ribbon of this sailor mast head.
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I suppose I should have cropped the yellow picture frame from the photo, but then the longitude and latitude information would be lost.
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This is the train station building at Muizenberg. It opened in 1913 and is another one of the Cape Town area’s national historic buildings.

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