After discovering the weekly photo challenge it just worked out that I was able to link 2 South African icons to the respective themes namely the Kruger National Park and South African parliament . Before this week’s lucky packet I wondered if that would be possible again, but with the theme being look up I couldn’t make the connection until I started “paging” through my photos. And then it became blatantly obvious. I shouldn’t focus on my lens looking up, but my lens being looked up to – isn’t that the dream of any camera?
Table Mountain offers amazing accessible views, being a mountain in a city. To the left is Lion Peak and behind the cable car the lion’s body Signal hill, where the noon gun is set off each day. In this photo my 3 hiking buddies, the Table Mountain cable car (and contents) as well as Cape Town are looking up at my lens. Naturally as seasoned mountain hikers we are pitying those who need cable car assistance to go up the mountain. But the pity was reciprocal – I clearly heard the conversation in the cable car as it passed us: “shame they can’t afford a cable car ticket…” 🙂
In the photo underneath Wickus, Jacques and Danie are really taking this looking up theme to the next level – had neck pain for weeks there after. And the one with the silly grin is me taking the photo via WiFi with the camera on a tripod. In the last photo, camera in hand, the lens is now looking up at what they are looking at – the cable car station on top of Table Mountain.