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April 09, 2009

Colourful Cape Town character – Flickr pic of the day

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This lovely image of a colourful Cape Town character was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Elias Koch aka e!¡as.

Elias says, “I am originally from Switzerland, but I’m currently living in the Bay Area in California. I am the production assistant for a non-profit project called the Global Oneness Project. Since 2006 the team has been travelling the globe, gathering stories from creative and courageous people who base their lives and work on the understanding that we bear great responsibility for each other and our shared world.

“The fellow in the photo is called the Egg Man. He welcomes people to South Africa and especially to Cape Town. He makes his living off tips and he has a big family, so if you meet him, please give him a couple of dollars. I’ve never met anybody who laughs more than him,” he continues.

The Egg Man can usually be found in Greenmarket Square in the city centre. Greenmarket Square is the ultimate flea market – not only will you find a wide range of goods to buy, there is also entertainment in the form of buskers, mime artists and jugglers.

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 © Elias Koch aka e!¡as 2009

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