Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
These are two of the debating chambers in the South African Parliament buildings. The bottom picture is the current Parliament chamber. On the left hand side front row by the Speakers podium is a seat with the coat of arms carved at the front of the desk. This is where Jacob Zuma sits.
The dark chamber in the first photo is the old one where the apartheid laws were passed in the sixties. Today the ANC use it for committee meetings. You have to admit that's quite amusing.
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
Monday, 21 June 2010
Right in the middle of down town Cape Town are the Company Gardens. Started by the Dutch as vegetable and fruit gardens to re-supply ships which made it that far south, the gardens are now a recreational area much used by Capetonians and tourists alike. There is a great wee restaurant in the gardens which is a popular place to lunch. Part of the old gardens now house Government buildings and the South African National Gallery.
Friday, 18 June 2010
Our tour of South Africa continues with a look at Green Point Stadium where tonight England play Algeria. There is the players eye view as they enter the stadium through the players entrance. The players warm up court. The players bathrooms...and the stadium interior.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
OK, I'm interrupting my planned visual tour of South Africa...I know it only started yesterday but sometimes you've just got to go with what comes along. What came along last night was the Annual Art Exhibition at Hutcheson's Grammar School in Glasgow. It's always good but this year is exceptional. You've got enthusiastic and talented teachers and enthusiastic and talented students. It's a huge exhibition covering a wide area of creativity. No wonder so many of their young students get places in the various art schools. Well done Hutchie . I'm an ex pupil...it was SO different in my day...Art consisted of one still life, one figure composition, one design and a written paper. Thank goodness for the creative freedoms enjoyed today.
Monday, 14 June 2010
Friday, 11 June 2010
First time ever....The Yellow Van selling a variety of drawings, sculptures, badges and all sorts at vastly inflated prices...like a pound! or maybe three pounds or...if your really pushing the boat out £25. Well done. Everyone should buy something here.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Here's a glimpse of The Aspect Prize Entrants Exhibition during hanging. Yesterday was judging day and four finalists were chosen from the 150 or so entries. The finalists will be announced at the opening of the exhibition tomorrow evening in the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries, High Street, Paisley. Starts at 7pm.......