Posted by leila loves on April 5, 2014
So as a contrast to the endless posts of sunsets and sea, I have decided to show another, equally beautiful, view of South Africa that I fell in love with on my roadtrip. Here are a selection of skyline views that I took on my iPhone as I tried to capture the sense of endless space that is so characteristic of the Karoo. These photos were taken in and around the Addo elephant park area.
Posted by leila loves on March 21, 2014
These two are the final ones of my most recent Cape Town selection, and I have saved the best till last, I feel.
Posted by leila loves on February 21, 2014
(Taken in Cape Town)
Posted by leila loves on February 19, 2014
As the infinite grey attempts to dull any memories of warmth or sun, I am fortunate enough to have my secret stash of sunset photos, which I took on holiday in Cape Town, to keep me going.
Posted by leila loves on February 17, 2014
For the past few weeks I have been on a road trip of sorts through South Africa. Different to my previous trips, it was exciting to discover a more rugged, less purposefully touristic side to such a beautiful country. However my first post on the trip is some of the many photos that I took of the wildlife in Addo Elephant Park and Kazuko Lodge, which are, obviously, two very touristic places at least in terms of presenting ‘Africa’ behind game fences. Nevertheless, the sight of a lion lying by its recent hunt of kudu is very real, and having your car blocked by a herd of elephants having a munch in the middle of the road somewhat SURreal.
Posted by leila loves on September 25, 2013
AS some of you may already know, I love sunsets. They can be so surprising in terms of the light and colours that transform right until the sun has disappeared. Even when you’re looking from one tall building to another with little direct view of the actual sunset, I continue to be amazed by the drama and silhouettes.
Posted by leila loves on August 27, 2013
It is not often that I get the opportunity (or misfortune – however you see it) to enter one of the towering buildings that loom over you as your bus winds and grinds its way through the CBD of London.
A while ago I visited the Lloyd’s building where as you walk into the central atrium, you are greeted by the now-silent Lutine Bell (it would be rung once to notify of a ship sinking, twice for the recovery of a sunken ship), a log book with details going further back than the sinking of the Titanic and 11 storeys of open space above.
With its harsh 80s architecture, from the outside it is hard to imagine the more obvious beauty that is quite literally at its heart – although there is a certain Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-esque thrill to ascending 11 floors entirely on the outside of a building.
The view from the top: spectacular.
Posted by leila loves on August 7, 2013
There are few things more surprising than a British summer, and I have been lucky enough to indulge in the sunshine.
Posted by leila loves on July 20, 2013
As it turns out I’m kind of useless at updating this blog, although I haven’t had the chance to do much exploring or photographing recently.
However, last week I took part in an opera performance of Rigoletto in the beautiful Parham Gardens.
In between rehearsals and performance I managed to go for a walk through the grounds.
Posted by leila loves on July 9, 2013