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April 07, 2009

Capetonians – Flickr pic of the day

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This image of two Capetonians was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Gillian aka g.beenz.

Gillian says, “South Africans are inherently happy, friendly people – and nowhere more so than in Cape Town. They’re proud of their heritage and their city, and with good reason.

“I am South African and nowhere else in my country have I had a greater sense of the emerging rebirth of our nation than in Cape Town. If you want to experience South Africa at its best – the true rainbow nation – and have a real sense of its vibrant potential, then Cape Town is the place to be,” she continues.

The Cape of Good Hope, as it was named by Portuguese seafarers in the 16th century, shows aspects of all that is both positive and problematic in modern-day South Africa. By experiencing the wealth of cultural attractions and heritage sites it has to offer, one can truly begin to get under the skin of our fascinating city.

So if the beaches and bistros are becoming a bit much, get better acquainted with the history of the Cape – and the characters of Cape Town.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

Image © Gillian aka g.beenz 2009

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