Pure (Lion’s Head)

This weekly theme is ‘pure’.

South Africa, Tafelberg – November 2010

Originally shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

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This weekly theme is ‘pure’.

Robben Island is a small island, a few miles south of Cape Town in Table Bay. The island was used for a number of purposes. But it is most ‘famous’ for its use as a prison. The Dutch Colonists were the first to use this island for that purpose. But during Apartheid in South Africa it was a facility to isolate and banish political prisoners. Among them Nelson Mandela.

Now the island is a museum and a World Heritage Site. But not simply a museum that tells and shows how things were. A visit to the museum shows how transformation of a shared history can result in a new start of a shared future. The tour guides of the museum are former guards and prisoners. They show people around, telling about the past, adding their own experience and stories. But they also emphasize the prize of human rights, freedom, equality and the necessity of critical debate and dialogue.

South Africa, Robben Island – November 2010

Originally shot with Nikon D70, edited using Snapseed and Marksta.  Click the picture for a larger version.

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Robben Island looking at Cape Town, South Africa

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South Africa, Robben Island – November 2011

shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the picture for a lager version

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure (Cape Town)

This week photo challenge is ‘treasure’.

Cape Town South Africa is a memory of a trip that learned me so much.
I treasure the experiences I had there and people I met there.
Here is a (maybe a unusal) view of the bay.
On the way to Robben Island.

 

shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (Robben Island)

This week photo challenge is about ‘juxtaposition’.

Difficult word, but more or less: this here against that there :-), describe the contrasts in an image.
Being free, being in walls. Being right, being wrong.

Robben Island is a small island, a few miles south of Cape Town in Table Bay.
The island was used for a number of purposes. But it is most ‘famous’ for its use as a prison.
The Dutch Colonists were the first to use this island for that purpose.
But during Apartheid in South Africa it was a facility to isolate and banish political prisoners.
Among them Nelson Mandela.

Now the island is a museum and a World Heritage Site.
But not simply a museum that tells and shows how things were.
A visit to the museum shows how transformation of a shared history can result in a new start of a shared future.
The tour guides of the museum are former guards and prisoners.
They show people around, telling about the past, adding their own experience and stories.
But they also emphasize the prize of human rights, freedom, equality and the necessity of critical debate and dialogue.

I have published pictures of Robben Island a few years ago, the series can be found via the link to to archive.

Shot with Nikon D7000, edited using Snapseed and Marksta
Click the picture for a larger version

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