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Signboards of False Bay


Simon's Town Museum has a fine mascot!   We saw a couple of South African tourists who had bought the Captain's hat, but they were not as striking as this fellow.

We took the train from Muizenberg to Simon's Town and then walked back.   It was a sunny, blustery day -- perfect for appreciating the beaches of this Indian Ocean coastal paradise.   

I'm not sure why the painting of the ship has the stencilled lettering over it, but this sign caught my eye and is an example of what we lose when all is pre-printed.

I enjoyed this series.   Ghana is not the only African country to have good barber shop art!

Sandwich boards are the best type of advertising for this type of signboard.

Nellie is definitely on a roll with these two.

I'm not sure why in these two double portraits one person has their eyes open and the other closed.   Anyway, stop by and get your hair done by Nellie next time you are in Fish Hook!

This signboard that is on all train platforms made us laugh.   Apparently one is not supposed to knock out the train's windows with one's fists.  

I will be writing more on Tuesday.   South Africa takes Good Friday and the following Monday seriously and all the cyber cafes will be taking a much deserved break.   The next time you hear from me, we will have passed from the beaches back into Stellenbosch wine routes and then off to the Klein Karoo!

Have a wonderful Easter.


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