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simonstown

Published November 17th, 2012

The town of Simonstown is named after Simon van der Stel, Dutch commander and Governer of the Cape of Good Hope. Simon's Bay was the official winter anchorage for the Dutch East India Companies ships, and later on the home of the Royal Navy. In 1957 the Union Jack was lowered for the last time, and the town of Simonstown was handed over to the South African Navy.
For those interested to read more on the history of Simonstown.

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bench sleeper

One of the characters you will find all over South Africa ... it's hot, it's Saturday ... and there's a bench.

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The British Hotel

Example of the architecture along the Main Road.

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harbour

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bottle store

In South Africa, a literal hang over from the previous government and Christian State mentality, bottle stores are closed on Sundays. But today is Saturday ... (and someone just loves pink)

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harbour # 2

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harbour # 3

Restaurants along the harbours edge. The tide will pull right up to the wall.

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Just Nuisance

Besides Jock of the Bushveld, South Africa's most famous dog.

Just Nuisance was the only dog ever to be officially enlisted in the Royal Navy. He was a Great Dane who between 1939 and 1944 served at HMS Afrikander, a Royal Navy shore establishment in Simon's Town, South Africa. He died in 1944 at the age of seven years and was buried with full military honors.

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main road

View down the Main Road, opposite side to the British Hotel.

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bead seller

Homemade and local, bead sellers can be found almost all over Cape Town.

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harbour # 3

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Kumar_Klicks
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Prasanna Kumar  over 1 year ago
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So much of character and lineage to the place.... Loved the British Hotel Shot!!....
lucida01
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B C  almost 2 years ago
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Lovely images, seems like a great place
Johnny_Be_Good_old
Johnny Berg (inactive)  almost 2 years ago
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It's Nice to actually see how it is, insted of just having imaginary picturs from one's thoughts
clickcero
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CERO .  almost 2 years ago
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Thanks Lauren, a beautiful way to travel to your country from your hand, magnificent.
kujaja
K J  almost 2 years ago
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looks like a very nice place to be!