Category Archives: Photos


South African Rooivalk attack helicopter

The Rooivalk (Red Kestrel) attack helicopter is wholly designed and built in South Africa. It is considered by some to be a more capable airframe than other attack helicopters like the Apache but has not been purchased by any air force other than our own. I don’t claim to fully understand why but suspect it may be that the total package of airframe, avionics and weapons system simply doesn’t have the maturity and support offered by other aircraft. This forum post goes into more depth on the development and success or failure of the programme.

A Discarded Feast

A partially empty fast food container discarded on the dolosse along Gordons Bay harbour wall

One shouldn’t have to see litter like this everywhere you go. When will everyone learn that it is in all of our interest that we not litter?


Homeless man sitting in the morning sun

During a photowalk along Gordons Bay beach I came across this homeless man sitting on a bench in the weak winter sun. He wasn’t very talkative but kindly acceded to my request to take his picture.

This picture is #5 in my 100 strangers project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at

Elliot Meets Godzilla

A Coca-Cola crate statue and a dockyard crane 'face off' in the V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain in the background

Read more about Elliot the Coke Man at Ads Mitchell: Huge Coca Cola Man Takes a Seat in Cape Town.

A great place to live

Apartment blocks in the V&A Waterfront reflected in the water with Table Mountain in the background paionted red by the setting sun.

These apartment blocks must be a fantastic place to live, but not cheap by any means.

The Wheel of Excellence

The Wheel of Excellence ferris wheel at night

Street Sunset

There was quite an impressive sunset last night. I couldn’t be anywhere that I could take any really nice shots so this one taken from my car by cell phone will have to do.

Sunset with traffic


Not too many days left until the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off here in South Africa. I’m not really a sports fan but I’m even getting caught up by the excitement and though I have bought no match tickets I’ll surely watch many matches on television.

The design of the official match ball is called Jabulani and I saw this giant version at the V&A Waterfront the other evening.

Jabulani, official 2010 FIFA World Cup match ball

In For Repairs

A ship in dry dock

Stadium, Hill, Mountain

Cape Town Stadium

The new Cape Town Stadium, built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup seen against a backdrop of Signal Hill, with Table Mountain in the distance.