Friday, April 23, 2010

Sunset Splendour

It was one of those evenings when I just happened to glance out of the window and notice that the clouds and light were lining up for a spectacular show.  The long zoom got screwed on to the camera double quick and I wedged myself between chair and window and placed the camera at just the correct height, resting on one of the cross bars of the window for stability.

Looking down towards the harbour. the pink and gold clouds were massing over the distant Durbanville Hills.  The red and white structures in the foreground are several enormous cranes which have been moved into the docks recently and are actually quite an eye-catching element in the landscape.  No idea why they've suddenly appeared.  The regrettable grey structure slap-bang in the centre of the picture is a shopping centre (fair enough) with a block of apartments above - why oh why and where were the city planners?  This is a fairly old building but apartment blocks are springing up all over the city bowl area, often with little regard for beautiful views. 

A little later, from the verandah, I could see the last of the clouds slowly fading away behind Lion's Head.

And next thing, the velvety blue of evening was upon us and the frail silvery moon was rising above the delicate tracery of the pine trees across the road.


rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Over here, 'spoiling a view' isn't an acceptable reason to oppose a neighbour's planning application!

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said... [Reply to comment]

You do such a service for your beautiful country with this blog. You show it the way you live and it makes me want to come walk about so I may see all you have showed me.
All my love and care,

Ros said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely pics! I enjoyed my visit, will return soon,
Best wishes from Ros in the UK


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