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Number 43: Freedom Day in South Africa

Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Plaza, Cape Town, South Africa

April 27 is Freedom Day, a very important day in South Africa. Freedom Day is especially noteworthy in 2014, marking the 20th anniversary of the country’s first post-apartheid democratic elections, ushering the once-banned African National Congress into government, and Nelson Mandela as the first black president of the country. The 1994 elections were also the first with universal suffrage: all adult South Africans, independent of race or gender, were allowed to vote.

The photo above is of Nobel Square in Cape Town. Here proudly stand statues of four South African Nobel Peace Prize laureates, from left to right, respectively: Albert Lutuli (1960), Desmond Tutu (1984), Frederik Willem de Klerk and Nelson Mandela (1993).

I made the photo above on 15 October 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.

Number 42: Where the Danube, Ilz, and the Inn converge

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Number 41: Street crossing in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai

Wan Chai, Hong Kong

I liked the combination of the signage to the upper right (香港, Hong Kong) with the blur of people walking the pedestrian crossing at the corner of Lockhart Road at Tonnochy Road in Hong Kong’s Wan Chai district. Self-evident? Self-reference? Yes, why not? This photo is for my sister who lives in Hong Kong and who celebrated her birthday this week.

This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.

Number 40: Sunset silhouettes at Hamburg’s Sandtorhafen

sunset, silhouette, Sandtorhafen, Hamburg, Germany

The width of the Elbe expands as the river approaches its mouth at the North Sea. In Hamburg, the Elbe is sufficiently wide and deep that a port has had a presence here for centuries. At Sandtorhafen, the last rays of sunlight provided a great background upon which the port’s cranes, the bridge, and people crossing the bridge made great silhouettes.

I made the photo on 2 October 2011. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.

Number 39: Looking over the Cape of Africa

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town’s Table Mountain is one of the most photographed sights in the area. Undoubtedly, going to the top of the mountain is a highlight to be able to see the entirety of the area, and to see in a single glance both Indian and Atlantic Oceans to the south. Here, a view to the north from the top of Table Mountain shows from left to right: Lion’s Head, Robben Island in the harbour, Signal Hill, Cape Town Stadium, and the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.

I made this photo on 13 October 2012. This post appears on Fotoeins WIDE at fotowide.wordpress.com.

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