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The Return of the Sunset

And finally I’m back with some more sunsets from my favourite holiday destination: Cape Town. There is something about the combination of light, clouds and the Atlantic Ocean that make this place the sunset lovers & photographer’s dream.
I have also started an instagram account so follow me @sluttysunsets for regular sunset posts and sunset related innuendo. http://instagram.com/sluttysunsets

I love this tree. I love these colours.

I love this tree. I love these colours.

Along with the sea and clouds and sunsets, the boats are pretty nice to watch.

Along with the sea and clouds and sunsets, the boats are pretty nice to watch.

More to come!

Skylines

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.

Karoo skyline.

Karoo skyline.

Karoo

Karoo

Karoo

Karoo

The Building with The Bell

Looking straight across, the fan light, the strong vertical lines and the cross create a strong visual contrast with each other as well the light.

Looking straight across, the fan light, the strong vertical lines and the cross create a strong visual contrast with each other as well the light.

Looking down from the 11th floor, you see the escalators at the bottom and the offices surrounding the atrium. I liked the fact that my feet's reflection against the glass almost give an impression of me 'walking' over the empty space.

Looking down from the 11th floor, you see the escalators at the bottom and the offices surrounding the atrium. I liked the fact that my feet’s reflection against the glass almost give an impression of me ‘walking’ over the empty space.

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.

New Year. New Camera. New Phone.

I feel overindulged. Spoilt. I feel like I should be demanding hip hop horses and a sweet 16 (missed the boat by several years but regression can occur on demand). I have been so lucky.

Sometimes I catch myself gazing into the face of my shiny new iPhone, and then realise I look like a narcissistic prat checking out my reflection. This is the problem with smart phones. They are addictive. I have become obsessed with Instagram (follow me on http://instagram.com/leilalook/ ). Unhealthy. So Good.

Oh. And London’s been pretty damn good-looking and photogenic recently.

Anyways. Here are the recent products.

Snow just makes London look so much cleaner!

Snow just makes London look so much cleaner!

This (woman?) was hanging out in the park at the bottom of my road, rocking the naked with leaves look. It was too hard to resist

This (woman?) was hanging out in the park at the bottom of my road, rocking the naked with leaves look. It was too hard to resist

Always so impressed with the creations I find on street corners

Always so impressed with the creations I find on street corners

Shoreditch Graffiti Take 2

Can’t stop listening to this either. Her voice in particular is so enchanting: