The Company’s Garden in the heart of Cape Town’s CBD is just a 2minute walk from where I live. I’ve been going there since I was a kid and even though I remember it being far more charming back then in the early 90′s, there’s still something really special about it for me all these years later.
Nowadays I run or walk or look for an excuse to take a shortcut through it – maybe it’s because I live in a flat and miss having a backyard and crispy, green trees. Maybe it’s because of the memories. Who knows. Point is, it’s still a great place to break away to for a while if you live or work in the city.
Here’s a few pics I took last Saturday morning. It was ridiculously nippy but the walk was fabulous.
I’m going to state the obvious now – yes, that is indeed Table Mountain.
I had to be patient so that I could get a bird caught in mid-flight so that this picture could look spontaneous.
In case you can’t tell – this is a lane. With trees. It’s a really lovely spot in the Gardens.
It’s also the place where I busted my knee really bad because I deluded myself into thinking that they enjoyed the impact of slamming into tar, fallen branches and loose stones. Oh. And you may want to keep an eye out for the (occasional) stray human turd lying around way at the back there. Those unstrategically-dumped stinkers will find you. Don’t ask how I know this. Just take my word for it.
You turn the wheel (at the bottom) and the animals at the top all move around and try to act life-like.
I’ve ran (okay, mostly hobbled) past this very spot many, many times but I did not see this moveable metal structure until now. Crazy!