Monday, 8 October 2012

Muizenberg Whale

So there was a Southern Right Whale that died on the shore of Muizenberg Beach I couldn't be there but thankfully Zigzag was there it's a shame to see.

Charly's Bakery

Named after the boss's husband this is the front facade of the most romantic building in Cape Town. Reason being it is the number 1 place to buy wedding cakes run by women and it even had it's own show on TV usually you can eat here today it was a bit windy but I'll update another time with all the people.
And if you look closely you'll see wedding inspired cupcake motif on the walls.
A beautiful building in it's own right with wonderful rhythms in the various elements on the facade.
It's easy to see why there is so much love for this building...
Some greenery gives a friendly feel to this building on the fringe of the city a piece that is seeing more and more interesting installation such as the Truth steam-punk coffee shop that I'll feature soon.
Do not be fooled though there are some hardcore users of the shop look at this beast that was parked outside.
A paint technique called 'true fire' it is one of the most desired paint effects in the modified car world .
Yes is has a bit of a spitfire theme with the star graphic, bullet holes, flames and Mrs Dina Mite on the side seen in the next picture.
very sporty stance that tells tales of eating up cars and long stretches of road alike.

Old Mutual Building exterior

So this is the exterior of the Old Mutual Building. Note some interesting details. There are animal heads on the corners of the building appearing as if carved in. Also something that probably wasn't meant to be is the steel handrails that have left their rust stain to the front of the building. Adding a touch that actually adds to the feel of the building making it seem old in a sort of phenomenological manner.
Here is the entrance with the sun gleaming of the Granite clad Entrance way.
There are various stories illustrated on this frieze that goes all along the building. It features colonizers and tribesmen alike.
Here are large warriors on the side facade. This adds to the Egyptian theme of the building. There are Art Deco influences in this building as seen on the previous post's entrance. The frieze , shiny stone clad facade, large statues, grandiose bulking and verticality and triangular windows speak to an Egyptian theme that features largely in the Art Deco era's architecture. The old appearance mentioned earlier inadvertently helps in this theme.
The proportion of the space between the buildings is very comfortable and I often find myself plotting my daily routes so as too pass through this space.
Top right is the Old Mutual Building.

And that is why I was so pleasantly surprised with the interior of the building- totally unexpected.