Tag Archives: Cape Town

Orange-breasted sunbird

In Cape Town, South Africa, the beautiful orange-breasted sunbirds (Anthobaphes violacea, kapinmedestäjä in Finnish) are common. This sunbird is endemic to the fynbos habitat of southwestern South Africa. We could quite easily approach those and get some nice shots. o – o … Continue reading

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African penguins are adorable animals

African penguins (Spheniscus demersus), also known as Jackass penguins, are only found on the south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies in the coastal line of Namibia and South Africa. I took these pictures at Boulders Beach in Cape Town, where they can be … Continue reading

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Colors of Kalk Bay, South Africa

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Kalk Bay is a small fishing village and a suburb of greater Cape Town. Here are some street shots I took in August 2008.

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I can hear and see you play!

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Street musicians brighten up our day everywhere. Click any picture to open the gallery.

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Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years on Robben Island

South-African anti-apartheid fighter and Nobel prized politician Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today, July 18th. He is currently hospitalized due to recurring lung infection, in critical but stable condition. Mandela was held as a political prisoner on Robben Island … Continue reading

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Jawbones

Jawbone seen on the ground in southern Finland. Jawbone candleholder seen in The Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Sax at Mama Africa, Cape Town

Some years ago we had a wonderful dinner at Mama Africa Restaurant and Bar in Cape Town, South Africa. Mama Africa writes on their web site: “We offer live music nightly performed by by young local musicians. We have three marimba … Continue reading

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