Sunday, September 30, 2007

Battery 9 Unplugged...pun intended

This Thursday I attended an unplugged session by Battery 9. This was held at the KunsKafee in Durbanville.
I can recommend the band to any industrial / Heavy music lover.
They have a very tongue in cheek sense of humor that comes out on stage and the crowd is always enjoying it.Even though they use industrial tools to assist them on stage, they can perform with just a guitar and a microphone. This was a reflection of their versatility when it comes to live performances.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Weekend in Bredasdorp

This weekend I visited Bredasdorp, where my uncle lives. This is a small town about 2 hours drive outside Cape Town.

Cape Agulhas is about 20km away from Bredasdorp and is the Southern most tip of Africa.

At Cape Agulhas the Light house is a beautifully sight. I didn't go in this time, but last time I went up to the top and spent some time up there.

On the way back from there we drove along the cost through Hermanus, where the whale festival is on right now. Then through Kleinmond and lastly through the Strand.

Above is the bay where you can see the Whales in Hermanus. I saw a couple, but unfortunately was not able to capture one properly with the camera.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Robbeneiland Trip

A Seagull named Nelson.

Yesterday, we took a short trip out to Robbeneiland. The world heritage site and place everyone knows as the jail that held Mr Nelson Mandela for 27 years. This was my first visit to this historic place and was really an eye opener. You always hear about the jail on TV, but once you walk through the hallways, see what they went through and experience the small cells, you can't understand.

As one of the people in our group stated: "Everything is gray, dull and mind numbing. Totally made to keep you down."

The Island has about 180 people living there permanently and working one the island.

It has the 2de largest Penguin population in Africa.

The view and sun set from the island and the boat was amazing.

We were about 6 South Africa's in our tour group with people from all over Africa, Europe and the Americas.

This is a place that you should visit to understand what this country has gone through.

What has happened here, should not happen anywhere else in the world ever again.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Shy Guevaras' new album "We owe you one"

Last night I attended the Shy Guevaras' album launch at Mercury Live. The vibe in the club was electric by the time the band appeared on stage and then it got wild.

The new album is called "We owe you one" and features a collaboration on the one track with Inge Beckmann from lark.

I have uploaded all the pictures to my Facebook page and have included the links here.

Part4If you want to listen to some of the tracks from the band, try their myspace page or the homepage. Both have flash players that plays 3 tracks for you.

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Intaka Island at Century City

This afternoon a friend and I went through to Intaka Island in Century City. It is a Nature reserve where any birds breed.This place doesn't look that big inside, but we spent almost 2 hours walking around taking pictures.

New Tablemountain Panoramic

When I was out taking the pictures of the stadium, I took the opportunity to take some new panoramic pictures.

Cape Town Stadium progress

There has been a lot of work done on the Greenpoint stadium in Cape Town for the Soccer world cup in 2010. Here is a picture of the entire work area.

Here is a picture of only the new stadium field.