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Weekly Photo Challenge: Down

It’s hard to think of down without thinking of its opposite: up. As a matter of fact, we use the expression up and down quite often. We anticipate that what goes up, must eventually, go down.

Down can also describe our moods. No one wants to feel down, on the other hand, people who are down to earth put everyone else at ease.

Here are my pick of photos that express down. It wasn’t difficult to find examples, I have quite a few. What was more difficult was deciding which ones to include. Let me know which you like.

Looking down, Cape Point, South Africa

Looking down, Cape Point, South Africa

I like looking down, seeing how everyday things get smaller, the higher up you are. These houses, for example, look as small as matchboxes. Imagine how large those rocks above are even at a distance.

Looking down, Table Mountain

Looking down, Table Mountain

Looking down, Eiffel Tower

Looking down, Eiffel Tower

Visitors on line waiting to climb the Eiffel Tower look tiny, a little higher up and they’d look as small as ants.

Walking down, Paris metro

Walking down, Paris metro

This is my entry to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge organized by WordPress.

Random Travel Images: Stellenbosch

Vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa

Vineyard, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Vineyard in Stellenbosch, South Africa
Vineyard, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Whether or not you like or drink wine, you shouldn’t go to Cape Town without visiting Stellenbosch, which, along with Paarl and Franschhoek, make up the wine growing region of South Africa. Only about 35 miles outside of Cape Town, it is well worth the drive to see the landscape, visit some of its many vineyards and sample its wines and brandys.

Random Travel Images: Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach, South Africa

Boulders Beach, South Africa

It isn’t difficult to understand why this is called Boulders Beach. Rocks like these are everywhere. But it is the colony of jackass penguins that seem to hold everyone’s fascination.

Penguins at Boulders Beach, South Africa

Penguins at Boulders Beach, South Africa

The colony has grown from two breeding pairs in 1982 to nearly 3,000. What’s most interesting and surprising is the braying sound they make. You’d swear there were some jackasses around.

Travel Photo Thursday – Table Mountain’s ‘Tablecloth’

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

The day after we arrived in Cape Town, a spectacularly beautiful day, with few clouds, our guide, Ian, insisted that we visit Table Mountain. We had other ideas but eventually decided to follow his advice.

The following day, the day we wanted to go, puffy, white clouds blanketed the mountain. Ian said it was its Tablecloth.

This is my submission to this week’s Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday series. Be sure to check out other photo and story entries on their website!