Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Colors of the Cape: Blue

“It was blue, all blue, blue was the colour of the Cape.” –Marlene Van Niekerk, ‘To Behold the Cape’

Blue is the colour of the two oceans that surround Cape Town, twisting the little peninsula of land between Indian and Atlantic currents. It is the colour of Table Bay, which from certain vantage points, the whole city seems ready to slide into. It is the colour of the vast, empty sky that lies open above the city on clear days. And it appears even in the land, in the rocks of the flat-topped mountain that defends the city, so that seen from a distance, the city itself seems but a thin ribbon between blue water, blue earth, and blue sky.

5 comments:

jen laceda said...

a great collage of photos!

The Lil Bee said...

These make me smile:)

The Lil Bee said...

These make me smile:)

Scotsman said...

Love the feel of the blog - jealous of the traveling, can almost smell and taste it.

Kim Wildman said...

Love the photographs. I can't wait to see the blues of Cape Town again in October!