I had two meetings in the city centre in Cape Town today. I parked at the UCT Hiddingh campus and walked through the company gardens to get to them. I got to see parliament, various museums, St Georges Mall and Greenmarket Square.
I’ve been to all these places many times before but I think it may be the first time I’ve been there as a young professional, in a work context.
I don’t know if it was the change in context or that I was just more aware of my surroundings. But I found the whole experience of being in the city really enjoyable.
I don’t really have much more to add here, except that the city centre is such a cool space.
Oh… actually I did find one thing quite odd. It still has a very european feel. I passed a statue of Queen Victoria and thought it quite bizarre. And even though there is African artwork being sold in the city, much of it is directed at tourists.
I do think there is scope for the city to develop further with a more South African feel to it. But otherwise I really enjoyed it 🙂
Image was taken on my walk down the Company’s Gardens
Song of the day: Tom Odell - Another Love (Zwette Edit)
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