Cape Town flashback

kirilson photography

Venue: Cape Town and around, South Africa

Camera: Nikon Coolpix P7700

Music: Toto – Africa (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTQbiNvZqaY)

Sometimes to go forward, you must go back.
This is why after a few months blogging-break I decided to go back to the first time I started realizing consciously that taking photos can be a fun hobby and that maybe I should get a camera of my own. I have tons of more recent photos waiting for their appearance here, but they will have to wait their turn in the new 2018. Here instead I’ll show you my first really amateur photos I took on a 10-day trip with friends to Cape Town in January 2015 (I used a compact camera borrowed from my sister). I actually lost most of the photos from this trip and the ones I managed to recover were from low quality facebook posts that only barely cover some of…

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Prayer for South Africa 1994

South Africa: "the Beloved Country"

https://mandelamadiba.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/prayer-for-south-africa-1994/

and

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/07/02/prayer-for-south-africa-1994/

This Prayer was originally written in 1994 (before South Africa’s first “Democratic” election. I have updated it slightly (today – 4am!) and am sharing it with a view to helping create global awareness of the current desperate plight of South Africa’s northern neighbour, Zimbabwe.

This prayer (together with all my articles) may be freely published electronically and in print (and prayed). If these writings make a difference in people’s lives by encouraging or bringing some joy in an often very dark world, then I’m very happy.

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PRAYER FOR SOUTH AFRICA (AND ESPECIALLY SOUTHERN AFRICA… AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, ZIMBABWE AND DARFUR IN SUDAN

Author’s Note:

This prayer was originally based on the most inspirational ‘Prayer for America’ by Marianne Williamson (www.marianne.com). Incidentally, I received a most appreciative and gracious message from former South African President, Nelson Mandela for sharing these thoughts with him (as well…

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Incredible Drone Footage from beautiful South Africa

Johnny Clegg ‘Asimbonanga’ : Madiba Tribute 2014

one of my favourite songs (by Johnny Clegg) about “the Beloved Country”

Craig's Books

https://craigsbooks.wordpress.com/2017/08/25/johnny-clegg-asimbonanga-madiba-tribute-2014/

from  a Google search  (instead of my “non-existent filing system”, thanks for rescuing me from chaos BIG G)

see

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=asimbonanga+craig+lock&rlz=1C1CHBD_enNZ698NZ698&oq=asimbonanga+craig+lock&aqs=chrome..69i57.11150j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Cape Town’s Deep South: It’s like coming home…

Kalk Bay from Deep South (facebook)
Kalk Bay

 

from
https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31
pictures from
https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31
https://www.facebook.com/CapeTownsDeepSouth
https://onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com/
and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

TRAIN Danger Beach.jpg

Going home after school on my daily scenic trip past Danger Beach (between St James and Kalk Bay)

CLovelly

Last stop

kalk-bay-from-gupole-com

makororifirst-light.jpg

picture from http://www.onetaleoftwocities.wordpress.com

and http://www.lifeisgodsnovel.wordpress.com

golden-dawn-publishing

“Explore, dream, discover”

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

and http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

 

A road of 114 curves

Chapman's Peak  Picture by Wes Roos Photography www.instagram wes roos from lovecapetown.jpg

picture great from Chapman’s Peak Drive

from Wes Roos Photography (from http://www.instagram.com/wesroos)

and

https://www.facebook.com/CapeTown.Travel/

 

from

https://www.facebook.com/craig.lock.31

Also see

https://www.sapeople.com/2017/11/08/watch-bbc-travel-road-114-curves-chapmans-peak-drive-course/

picture from

http://www.craiglockbooks.wordpress.com

golden-dawn-publishing

“Explore, dream, discover”

– Mark Twain

from http://www.craigsquotes.wordpress.com

The Night of the Storm: St James Church Massacre