Cape Town - From Green Point to Bo-Kaap

We were invigorated by our walk along the shore near the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and decided to keep the momentum going by walking from Green Point to the brightly colored Bo-Kaap neighborhood in Cape Town.  We passed Somerset Hospital which now features a medical museum commemorating the world's first heart transplant that took place in South Africa.
We chanced upon a mall at Cape Quarter and stopped for a bit of a rest and people watching.
Just outside the shopping area, we spotted this rusty piece of art with white reflected in black.  I feel like there is a deeper meaning to this piece of art.
We climbed a partially hidden staircase and found ourselves outside a bright blue mosque.
A second pastel colored mosque sat nearby.
We continued our climb up toward Bo-Kaap which freed Indian and Cape Malay slaves once called home.
Slaves were forbidden any amount of color in their dress or lives and thus when they were freed splashed an amazing technicolor array onto their homes.
The colors cheered us on an otherwise dreary day in Cape Town.
Nicely spruced up and colored homes sometimes sat side-by-side with buildings that had fallen into disarray.
The riot of color continued down a number of side streets in the area.
We spotted the famous Atlas Trading Company which is known for exotic spices.
We finished our tour and headed back toward the Mandela Rhodes Place Hotel.  We spotted a zebra that seemed to be ensnared in an wiry mesh.
Posters shouted the daily news in English and Africaans.  Corpse eaten by rats!  Yikes!

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