Bo-Kaap, Cape Town
The "Bo Kaap" or "Cape Malay Quarter" belongs to the culturally and historically most interesting parts of Cape Town.
Many of the inhabitants are decendants of the people from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia, who were captured in the 17th and 18th century and enslaved by the Dutch-East Indian Trading Company.
Many were Mulims and others were converted to Islam by the Cape Muslim community.
The old Malay Quarter with its steep and narrow streets, the plain artisan houses, Mosques and Minaretts reaches from the Buitengracht street up to the Signal Hill.
The houses were restored and colourfully painted.
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sothy81 (9630) 2007-11-19 14:28
Colorful! A very nice archiecture indeed. I love the place a lot. Well done. Sothy
colinbrenchley (6431) 2007-11-19 14:40
Kris - This is a great place to photograph but it has its problems. Like yourself I found that the light was just too bright and I feel that the colours, particularly the sky could be a touch deeped they seem to verge on the point of becoming slightly over-exposed. Some of my shots I overexposed, then you compensate and end up with underexposed shots. Perhaps a later time in the day may have helped to enrich the colours.
paura (47186) 2007-11-19 14:46
As cores estão muito interessante nessa bem captada fotografia. Angulo de tomada igualmente bom.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-11-19 15:11
This picture reminds me the island of Burano in Italy due to the great colours in the houses.
asajernigan (21427) 2007-11-19 18:19
Very nice architecture with very vibrant colors. Your composition is fine using the road to lead the eye through the photo. The lighting and colors are great with nice sharpness and detail.
Alco (7537) 2007-11-19 22:57
Nice shot of these colourful houses.
sanita (81) 2007-11-20 1:16
This is really a perfect and very colourful picture of Bo-kaap thanks for sharing it with all on TE
Sanderson-Brown (6) 2007-11-20 3:49
:D great colour of buildings! Very well composed with great colouring!
Thanks for sharing
(a late deserved 2 points :D)
flatwin (2181) 2013-05-18 10:30
belle et intéresante prise de vue de ces maisons avec de belles couleurs chaude
- Copyright: Kris Verhoeven (verswe) (7330)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC F-717
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-19 14:23
- Favorites: 1 [view]