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March 14, 2009

V&A Waterfront Harbour cruise – Flickr pic of the day

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This picture of a cruise at the V&A Waterfront Harbour was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ilse Holtzhausen.

Ilse says, “I have lived in the Cape Town area (on and off) since 1986. I got my first proper digital camera in July 2007 and I love photography. It’s an incredible journey and a rewarding experience!

“I love the V&A Waterfront and I visit it often. I have a passion for tug boats and would love to be on board one of them when they are pulling a tanker vessel out of the harbour.

“Whenever I go to the Waterfront, my camera tags along too. There is always a vibe and something new happening. I’ve done many harbour tours – I just love it because you see the harbour from a different perspective,” she continues.

Situated in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour and set against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain, “the Waterfront” is a hub of varied activity and a Cape Town must-see.

For those in search of local culture and history there are a number of museums and galleries that form part of the precinct – including the Maritime Centre in the Union Castle Building, which features a collection of ship models and objects associated with shipping in Cape Town, in particular the era of mail ships.

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Image © Ilse Holtzhausen 2009

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