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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cape town scenery - Chapman's Peak Drive


The Atlantic near Cape Town, Chapmans Peak Drive, February 2011
A view from a very scenic road. The Chapman's Peak Drive is famous for it's beauty. We had a wonderful day. I love this view!

From Wikipedia:
Chapman's Peak is the name of a mountain on the western side of the Cape Peninsula, about 15 kilometres south of Cape Town, South Africa. It is opposite the inlet on which the town of Hout Bay is centred.


The western flank of the mountain falls sharply for hundreds of metres into the Atlantic Ocean. A spectacular road, known as Chapman's Peak Drive, hugs the near-vertical face of the mountain from Hout Bay to Noordhoek. Hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, the road was at the time regarded as a major feat of engineering. Chapman's Peak Drive was closed in the 1990s, after a rockfall caused a death and a subsequent lawsuit, and subsequently reopened after being re-engineered to protect motorists from falling rocks. It was reopened in 2005 as a toll road. The road was again closed for a number of months beginning on 19 June 2008 "as a result of risk areas identified on the mountain above the road", but has since been reopened indefinitely

Linked to ABC Wednesday, todays letter is V.
Linked to Watery Wednesday and to Scenic Sunday.

16 comments:

ewok1993 said...

it is spectacular.

EG Wow said...

The light is lovely here!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Serene! And love the whisper of colour on the horizon!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful evocative photo. The landscape is almost surreal.

jeannette said...

Beautiful view! So many Dutch names in your description:)

Deb said...

beautiful view...

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wow....what a scene...just phenomenal.

ATCHAFALAYA SWAMP PHOTOS is my link for today. Hope you can find time to visit with me.

Roger Owen Green said...

nice VIEW, for sure!

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Giga said...

Przepiękny widok :-). Pozdrawiam
Spectacular view :-). Yours

mary said...

Picturesque!
Take A Break

Kathy said...

Definitely a gorgeous view.

Joy said...

Looks a beautiful place to watch the sun set.
Joy, ABC Team

capturedalive said...

Wow, heavenly View indeed

Pheno, ABCW

Faye said...

What a wonderful composition--the strong elements with those rocks, serene waters and golden sky. You were in the right place at the right time to capture some magic.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, what a beautiful scene and a lovely view. Gorgeous photo. Happy Scenic Sunday!

zongrik said...

bet you had a great time

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