Friday, February 24, 2006

Black Bart


Is Cape Town cool or what? Prizewinning public sculpture and mountie in a pedestrian mall that traverses the length of the CBD. There are pavement cafes every few yards with tables under the trees, and stalls of African art and crafts, many of them run by Congolese refugees who will chat away in French if you want.

9 Comments:

Blogger Brook Family said...

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12:00 AM  
Blogger Urban Chick said...

you can talk to inanimate objects in french?

zut alors!

12:05 AM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Yeah ... too much hurry, crap writing. Fixed, ta. Cadence not very good of course.

12:32 AM  
Blogger Urban Chick said...

aw, shame

i liked the idea of talking to an urban sculpture about 'a la recherche...' in its original language

12:41 AM  
Blogger Bill Baar said...

Are the Simpsons popular in SA?

2:58 PM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

I think the Simpsons are popular everywhere, Bill. The sculptor seems to be reflecting the collision of cultures: African and Western. In a fun way.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Bill Baar said...

I thought so, and linked it...

...I just hope the Simpsons aren't all people in SA know about us.

1:40 AM  
Blogger BiScUiTs said...

That's such a mad sculpture! I didn't realise they had mounties in South Africa either, but it would make sense.

2:08 PM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Wilkommen Biscuits! Capetonians were a bit uptight about it at first but we all love it now. The mountie is just a security patrolman; it's a pedestrian mall. But the horses are cool too.

8:10 PM  

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