The Bo-Kaap, which lies on the fringes of Cape Town’s city centre, is full of character and colourful houses (pink, yellow,orange, lime green, turquoise etc.), many of which are national monuments and date back to the 1750s, with cobbled streets that rise up to meet the lower slopes of Signal Hill on which the suburb lies.
A lively suburb, the Bo-Kaap’s inhabitants are a blend of cultures that descend from slaves imported by the Dutch in the 1700s. They came from Africa, India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Indonesian Archipelago. Not only were these people incorrectly branded as ‘Cape Malays’ but the Bo-Kaap became known, and remains so today, as the Malay Quarter.
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krzychu30 (15510) 2012-10-23 4:13
That´s vivid colors-for sure!Really beautiful and so eye-catching how they contrast with each other.Excellently composed scene.The quality like sharpness,contrast or lighting are superb.But for me your picture is all about colors.Fabulous scene!
Have a nice day
daddo (25527) 2012-10-23 4:20
Hi dear May. You definitely have an eye for colour and composition. The light works a treat here.The green tin seems to be hiding in the corner-wrong colour! Best wishes. Klaudio.
SnapRJW (31625) 2012-10-23 4:39
Hello May - A shot that really shows the colourful side of this fabulous area of Cape Town. I like the façade you chose to photograph, the brilliant yellow and contrasting purple pots make for an electric colour explosion. Lovely details too. Warm regards Rosemary
emilbo (22616) 2012-10-23 6:31
Une photo bien pensée et intéressante. Une image de qualité parfaitement composée et bien éclairée. Le contraste de couleurs est merveilleux avec les fenêtres en bois et particulièrement les pots de fleurs en avant-plan. Beau travail.
Toutes mes félicitations,
dta (70913) 2012-10-23 8:24
Hello May ,
The yellow facade is eye-catching . Beautiful framing with many interesting elements . Exquisite sharpness and excellent exposure .
rbassin (19611) 2012-10-23 9:24
une magnifique photo, cadrage intéressant et superbes couleurs;
le jaune tape à l'oeil et contraste avec les pots.
cigdom (2592) 2012-10-23 11:38
What a lovely house this is!! I would love to have these kind of house :) Even after a bad day, it would make you happy to arrive at home, if this home awaits you ;) Well captured!
lpi (4857) 2012-10-23 12:30
la composition est excellente!
J'aime ces belles couleurs et ce beau jeu d'ombre et de lumière.
Joli coup d'oeil!
jacquest (18869) 2012-10-23 14:48
This is a very attractive composition with well saturated colors and excellent sharpness. The tight framinf is well done. I like those shutters in the window and the post of flowers with a constrasting colors. Well done..
haydn (274) 2012-10-23 18:52
excellent compo,wonderful colours and sharpness..contrast of yellow and purple're so attractive..and triangle shade is so beautiful..
saxo042 (37602) 2012-10-24 0:42
A well composed picture with brilliant colours. A good observation finding the picture here.
Waylim (25368) 2012-10-24 22:36
This is just so cute and charming, yet it is rather uncomplicated, no monumental architecture like a grand cathedral or church, just something so down to earth and cute with lively and vivid colors. The people are not afraid of strong color, like the people passionate maybe, my guess :)
I love the simple composition, but yet strong shape and colors. Very inviting and good quality photo.
fabbs99 (16815) 2012-10-25 4:37
Excellent composition to get this colorful shot.The combination of yellow and purple makes this wall a nice spectacle.The colours are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Very well done, TFS.
Nard (6972) 2012-10-29 3:06
The light gives to the yellow a wonderful saturation and a deep blue standing out the wall. Splendid colored composition well framed.
npecanhuk (69476) 2012-10-29 3:12
Very charming and truly beautiful picture!
Saturated colors, management of light, sharpness, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,