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Marina Swing Bridge, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa,

Fotoeins Friday: Cape Town to Vancouver, 16912 km

Where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet at the southern tip of the African continent, the winds can be fierce. The “tablecloth effect” is on full display, but despite the beautiful day in Cape Town, South Africa, no boats are out on the water due to high winds. Wandering in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, signposts at the Marina Swing Bridge indicate distances to destinations with which I’m familiar. As the crow flies to my birth-city of Vancouver, Canada, it’s a “mere” 16912 kilometres, 10509 miles, or 1.3 times the Earth’s diameter, which places me clear on the other side of the planet. (The antipode to Cape Town is closer to Honolulu than to Vancouver.)

I made this photograph on 15 October 2012 with the Canon EOS450D (XSi) camera, EF-S 18-55 kit-lens, and the following settings: 1/1000s, f/8, ISO200, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

2 Responses to “Fotoeins Friday: Cape Town to Vancouver, 16912 km”

    • fotoeins

      Eleni, I had the great fortune of spending a few days in CPT “between” Australia and Europe. I should’ve stayed longer, but Europe was calling. I miss Cape Town, too, but seeing the signposts there at the swing bridge, I really did cast a very distant thought to my birth-city. It was a very interesting sensation 🙂 Thanks for reading and for your comment!


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