Endlessly on the prowl for entertaining issues to do with the ladies (that additionally simply so occurs to get me out of the home and away from the keyboard), this previous December faculty holidays noticed me collect Jessica and Emily up within the automotive, hand over our previous point-and-click Sony Cybershot digital camera to them, after which head off to Cape City’s premier vacationer entice, the V&A Waterfront for a little bit of a photograph stroll about.
The V&A Waterfront is after all ridiculously photogenic, and after parking in one of many many underground parking garages lining the Waterfront, we began our journey with a jaunt via the Victoria Wharf shopping center in all of its African Christmas embellished glory. Surprisingly, and relatively extremely so, we struck it fortunate with our timing as a result of for probably the most half the Waterfront wasn’t its standard bustling throng of individuals self, that means that we had loads of house to amble, cease and take pictures, and never desperately cling to every others’ arms to beat back getting separated and thus misplaced.
Exiting the procuring advanced, our subsequent cease was pictures of the golden Oscar the Seal statue standing tall in entrance of Solar Worldwide’s Desk Bay Lodge, earlier than sauntering again previous some fairly boats and painted rhinos to catch a enjoyable little youngsters Christmas-themed sing and dance that includes mascots Jellie, Buttercup and Zoemba. Present accomplished, we ambled previous the eating places to Nobel Sq., took some pictures after which lower previous the Alfred Mall to pay a fast photograph go to to the Cape City Comedy Membership constructing, the V&A Meals Market constructing and the colorful curio stuffed Watershed (full with its hanging Falko One elephant and recycled/reclaimed plastics chandelier.)
The drydock too made for photograph alternative, however reality be informed, the ladies have been way more all for our time spent watching the cape fur seals play preventing and sunning themselves over on the Two Oceans Aquarium Seal Platform! We then marched away from the crowds, over the lifting bridge and previous the elegant Cape Grace Lodge, earlier than circling again to as soon as once more enter the waterfront space via the now fairly artsy Silo Distict.
Spectacular public artwork installations apart (like Dylan Lewis’ scene stealing strolling fragment sculpture), I did after all choose the Silo District as our turnaround level as a result of we might cease and luxuriate in a number of high-quality Lindt goodies from the Lindt Silo Chocolate Studio – which I’m happy to report went down a correct deal with with the ladies who at this level have been simply beginning to moan about having to stroll to date!
A spin within the Zeitz MOCCA spinning prime chairs, slightly play time on the jellyfish kinetic sculptures, and a crossing over the newly renovated swing bridge, we left the silo and clock tower districts behind, have been pressured to rewatch the Jellie, Buttercup and Zoemba amphitheatre present on Emily’s insistence, and at last wound our means again via the now barely heavier crowds on the mall to search out our automotive nonetheless fortunately parked within the shade of the underground storage.
Mission full, and sure, we generated a LOT of pictures.
As I mentioned proper at the beginning, all the time a visually fascinating expertise available at one in every of Cape City’s premier vacationer sights. Subsequent time although, the ladies are very adamant that we as an alternative catch one of many harbour tour boats! I believe that simply possibly the Lindt goodies weren’t QUITE sufficient to offset all that strolling! 😀