A Red City Tour Experience
We planned an outing on the City Sightseeing Red Bus with some friends yesterday so that we could go and take some pictures along the Red Bus Route. I took my Mom, daughter and her friend along as well, as we enjoyed it so much when we went in June.
Some tickets were bought on line and the others from the kiosk at the Two Oceans Aquarium.
It was such a stunning morning and we started with a walk through the V&A Waterfront past the Clock Tower – a bit cloudy but it cleared up so nicely during the day. We were able to take a few pics and still be in time to catch the first bus of the morning.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the commentary even though we had heard it before. It is really interesting and well presented.
We alighted at the Tourism office near Green Market Square and ambled through Green Market Square. So great going there again – haven’t been in ages.
Usually when one goes to Green Market Square it’s to rummage through all the goodies looking for a bargain. This time we decided to look ‘up’.. What beautiful buildings we have in our Mother City. How stunning is the architecture?? We are usually so busy rushing around we never stop to look at the beauty in our buildings.
I couldn’t help but notice the vuvuzela’s still hanging hopefully from one of the vendor’s stalls. There are so many interesting people hanging around at Green Market Square. Was dying to photograph them but thought it might be an invasion of privacy.
We worked out way up to the Gardens, walking past The Argus Building. Haven’t been there for years and found all the photographs on display so fascinating. I knew it was long ago, in that when I last saw it – they were photographic prints – now they are digital images – a sign of the times. We walked past St George’s cathedral and noticed that one can still have a meal at “The Crypt” below the church. We then walked through the Gardens. WOW. Why is it so long since I last took a walk up there?? It was absolutely beautiful and so well cared for. The squirrels were so tame and were quite happy to be photographed. There are so many beautiful old trees and flowers in the Gardens. The
landscaping is so amazing – and so well planned – a real feast for the eyes.
We re-joined the bus at the stop outside Mount Nelson and then were driven past the Jewish Museum, Parliament, District Six and the Castle.
For me, the highlight of our trip was when we left the bus at the top of town so that we could walk through Bo-Kaap. I have always wanted to walk there but have never got around to it.. What an education and so pleasing to the eye! It’s absolutely beautiful. The people are so house-proud! It’s definitely worth a visit and I am so sorry I waited so long before going there! We took a lovely walk through the streets soaking up the beauty.. really has to be the prettiest most colourful suburb around!
We stopped of at a local café for cold drinks and joined the bus in Kloof Street. Next stop was Table Mountain – which always boasts a beautiful view!
We continued on the bus down to Camps Bay where we took a few photos on the beach. Always buzzing with the rich and famous and the beautiful bodies! It really was a perfect day for the beach!
We then got back on the bus, and headed back for the Waterfront. The weather was very kind to us – and we were able to soak up the beauty with the beautiful blue skies!
It was a lovely outing – enjoyed by all. Next time I must do the Blue Bus Route!
Every Capetonian and Tourist should make a point of going on the trip – its well worth it!
My Name is Yvonne Luden. I have always been passionate about photography for as long I can remember. I spent the whole of my first salary buying my first camera – a second hand one at that! I have upgraded each time and now am the proud owner of a Nikon D200. I just love taking photos around our beautiful city and country. I also love taking photos of children and fun family shots. I feel that one learns from every single picture you take, and one can only get better!
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