A collective REPHOTO project
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So, I've spent hours, days and months pondering over picture 799 in the Unofficial Cape of Good Hope series (http://sns-challenger.ning.com/photo/albums/cape-of-good-hope-unofficial).
The strong, visible columns make the building so easy to find, you'd think. But now comes a complexity of my own making. Early on in the process of looking for these places I printed out each…Continue
After carefully working with Google Maps and Streetview (I love that technology!) I narrowed down the options for a re-photography on Saturday afternoon.
The first shot to tackle was 45625, Adderley Street, the main street of Cape Town's city centre.
The confirmed building is the black-spired church in the middle of the picture - the clock-tower of the Groote Kerk which is still there. In addition, I know that the small pagoda in…Continue
I visited the Castle of Good Hope today, looking to see whether any of the unofficial photos had been taken from there. Picture 46606 appears to have been taken from either the Buuren or Leerdam bastions, or on the battlements between the two bastions. This was the only point high enough for the angle of this picture - and also a logical place for a photo to be taken. I'll go through the pros and cons of each option.
My first guess on picture 46606 was that it was taken near the Waterfront, looking up towards Lions Head.
But as we drove into the city centre this afternoon and looked up at the angle of Lions Head from Eastern Boulevard, it was immediately obvious that the photographer had been closer to the castle than the harbour.
We drove down Strand Street, and I watched the angle of Lions Head change in the rear-view…Continue