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Going up.....coming down

By ColleenA
Good morning ....
Thank you for your c&c's yesterday and to Peter (ddolfelin) and Philip_H for there UA's for my Rainbow nation image....
I thought these images of table mountain would be appropriate today as we have woken up with very thick mist and three blaring fog horns.
I tok Australian friends up Table mountain a few weeks ago when there was very low cloud. I have a few different versions of the cable cars going up the mountain . the last version is an unusual view/angle of the mountain.
Table mountain has an elevation of 1085m. The first ascent by foot was in 1503 by Antonio de Soldanta. hikers still walk up the mountain today and takes a few hours.
The lower and higher cable stations were built between 1926 and 1928. It was officially opened in 1929. They have upgraded the system and cable cars 4 times since then, the last in 1997 when they designed these cars that rotate when moving so that everyone gets to see the view from each side. Tomorrow views from on top of the mountain.
Have a nice dayGrinGrin

Tags: General Cape town Table mountain Landscape and travel

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Comments


10 Oct 2013 5:31AM
Colleen, the composition is spot on. A very 'atmospheric' shot in every sense of the word! GrinGrin

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lesliea 6 2 Australia
10 Oct 2013 5:49AM
Very nice set of images with some great views well captured Colleen.
Allen, Smile
S_Psharma 4 1 India
10 Oct 2013 5:49AM
Lovely set of images for me v1 and v7 are best.
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
10 Oct 2013 5:55AM
What a wonderful view from the top, Colleen, V's 6 & 7 are my favourites today. Carol
10 Oct 2013 5:58AM
Love the rock fissures.
Everything looks just right in the first picture.
Will see the others later.
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
10 Oct 2013 6:12AM
Beautiful shots Colleen !! Misty here as well this morning Smile V1 especially is superb Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 6:23AM
Seven very nice shots. V3 is my personal favourite.
termite53 3 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 6:24AM
Cracking set of images, on my 'getting ever longer' places to visit...
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 6:29AM
Beautiful set ofimages but V6 for me. I'm a sucker for clouds and mountains. GrinGrin Peter
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
10 Oct 2013 6:33AM
Super series Colleen, love them. I'm looking forward to the view from the top.

Andy
10 Oct 2013 6:51AM
Cracking images, Colleen, so well taken. I love the foggy atmospheric shots. V6 is superb. - The thought of the sheer height scares the life out of me!

Lavina
ColleenA Plus
4 317 3 Australia
10 Oct 2013 6:56AM
Wait until tomorrow Lavina...at the top looking over, not for the faint hearted
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 7:02AM
V6 here for me Colleen - very atmospheric. My husband has been up Table Mountain - he came to SA on business a few years ago. Smile

Carol
10 Oct 2013 7:03AM
I can still remember going up on this. I was fine until we were arriving at the top....Capetown is so beautiful, such natural beauty it is breathtaking, mind you as I went up in the cable car the breathtaking was for another reason.
Wonderful series.

Harriet
10 Oct 2013 7:22AM
What a treat to see these .... My fave definitely V6. So beautiful.
10 Oct 2013 8:08AM
Stunning images, Colleen!
The views are just breathtaking.

Richard
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:29AM
Love view 6 Colleen and the others really show something so special
just wish I had gone up when I visited there many moons ago!
fantastic set
Lillian
10 Oct 2013 8:30AM
V1 3 and 6 are my favourites...a great set of imagesSmile

Danny
10 Oct 2013 8:30AM
Great views, great images!

Jenny Smile
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 8:42AM
Great images Colleen. Definitely preferable to walking.

Phil.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:01AM
Wow Colleen, looks like a rather scary ride with incredible views.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
vickyf Plus
10 8 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:15AM
Good set of travel images that brings back memories of Table Mountain. We were in Cape Town for 3 days and managed to get to the top. The cable car was only open for half a day, due to bad weather conditions, so we were lucky. Amazing views.
EileenH 3 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 9:26AM
Nice interesting setSmile

Eileen
Lovely captures of the chair lifts but I have to go for that spectacular Mountain shot. Well done Colleen.
WesternRed.
10 Oct 2013 9:49AM
One of my friends could not get up there by cable car when he was in Cape Town (due to the thick fog, the road was closed)
Great set, Colleen! I will show to Alexander what he could not see ...Smile
Regards Valery
Richsr Plus
9 90 222 England
10 Oct 2013 10:25AM
A good set of images Colleen.
R.
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 37 10 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 10:33AM
Nice set of images Colleen, V6 and V7, great viewsSmile


Cliff
Irishkate Plus
5 33 97 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 10:44AM
A lovely set of images of this well known landmark.
The rock strata looks interesting- it must be quite a thrill going up there.
V6 is my top favourite followed bu V7 today.
KateGrinGrinGrin
10 Oct 2013 10:50AM
For me I think V6 is just stunning, I love all the clouds in the distance. A set of great images.

Mary
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
10 Oct 2013 11:15AM
Excellent set Colleen with V6 getting my No. 1 spot today. Lovely seeing all the different views instead of just the cloud covered one that seems to appear in all literature.
Joan.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 11:38AM
Great set Colleen but 3 and 6 are oustanding Smile

Rod
capto Plus
4 3.9k 8 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 12:01PM
Incredible views that I have never seen before.Smile

ivor
10 Oct 2013 12:31PM
V6 and 7 for me today Colleen fine captures

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
10 Oct 2013 12:41PM
Super set Colleen.
But there is NO WAY you would get me up in one of those things !!
An incredible view with V7.
Mick.
Tish1 Plus
3 16 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 1:22PM
You wouldn't want to go bungee jumping from these Sad, great perspectives, nice mist and cloud Colleen.

Tish
10 Oct 2013 1:24PM
Fabulous Colleen. V6 for me, love it, stunning image but there's no way you'd get me in that chair lift TongueGrinGrin

Kathryn
10 Oct 2013 1:28PM
Thanks for sharing such a marvel .
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
10 Oct 2013 1:32PM
Lovely set Colleen; beats hiking Wink
Rende
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 2:15PM
WOW! That is some Rock baby on show! Wonderful images! Congratulations!
Best rocks I have seen this week! Grin
IB
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
10 Oct 2013 2:57PM
Looks a bit scarier than the one I went on in Austria up to the mountain top! But they do offer amazing and breathtaking views, and love this set, Colleen, especially where the cable cars disappear into the mist Smile
Trev Smile
10 Oct 2013 3:26PM
Impressive images composed perfectly!
George
ali63 Plus
4 739 1 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 4:10PM
Excellent set Colleen,

Ali Smile
10 Oct 2013 4:11PM
Very exciting images,never seen before! If only me too once........... GrinSmile Thanks for shearing, and for the story also! ----- Jukka. PS.- V6 is it.Grin J.
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 5:21PM
V4 and V6 my faves....
Diane
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 5:28PM
Wonderful set Colleen.
Brian
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
10 Oct 2013 6:16PM
WOW at V6! Superb shots, Colleen, and Vs 4 and 6 would be perfect for promoting the place.

Andrew
every image is a jem very well done.

billy
netta1234 Plus
4 335 2 Wales
10 Oct 2013 7:34PM
Stunning images ColleenSmile
NettaSmile
10 Oct 2013 10:24PM
Lovely set Collen. V6 my favourite. Looking forward to tomorrows shots. Cathy
10 Oct 2013 10:54PM
Superb set Colleen. V6 and V7 are my fav.
Effrossini
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
11 Oct 2013 12:36AM
Some view ( when out of the low cloud ) Colleen.
Ron
11 Oct 2013 12:50AM
Amazing location and wonderful shot Colleen!, the low clouds really add a lot to the atmosphere, excellent!Smile
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
11 Oct 2013 3:58AM
A great set

Peter
11 Oct 2013 7:11AM
wow wonderful set of shots i too love v6
Colleen, Fabulous set of images and the cars coming out of the mist really provides great atmosphere. I love V6 stunningSmile

Brian J.
11 Oct 2013 7:56PM
A great set of images Colleen..Lin
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
12 Oct 2013 7:41PM
It is 1 and 2 I like best, they are so special, mist-erious and different.
Potra 3 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 5:00AM
V6 is an amazing shot. V1 and V7 are second favorites of mine.
M

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