Cape Town, Second Summer

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I’m finally sharing my visual diary of my December trip to Cape Town. In all honesty I didn’t really go half way around the world to be a tourist. I went to spend some time with someone very dear to my heart there. In the process I got to have my second summer, which was much needed in the calm before the storm and anticipation of what is about to be the craziest work year of my life. I didn’t sit around though and loved exploring. In some ways it reminded me a lot of home in Southern California; relaxed, sunny, and calm. In other ways it was something completely foreign to me, a hodge podge of cultures I knew nothing about but had the pleasure of learning a bit. Cape Town is as vibrant as it is laid back, and I tried to capture some of its colors in my photos.

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Photographs taken at Sidewalk Cafe, Cape Town Aquarium, Bakoven Beach, Signal Hill, and Charlie’s Bakery. I had some really magic moments there, so this is just the first of several posts about my time in South Africa. More very soon…until then see you on facebook, tumblr, and twitter.

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18 Comments

  1. January 12, 2012

    Lovely photo’s, makes me wanna travel there!

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  2. January 12, 2012

    wow that really is some pretty damn hot photography ! Looking forward to the next posts.
    lots of love camille x

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  3. January 12, 2012

    Love all of your photo’s! So many colors…

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  4. January 12, 2012

    Love this pictures Haleigh! Great great great. Africa is the best, I hope you get to go back there in 2012 xoxo

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  5. January 12, 2012

    Love the colour, love the pictures – it makes me want to go there too! Looking forward to the more to come ^^.

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  6. January 12, 2012

    I absolutely adore the photos!! Never been to Africa, really wanna go!

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  7. January 12, 2012

    I live in cape town :) its fab isnt it!

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  8. January 12, 2012

    oh wow, I’ve always been curious about Cape Town. That first picture is out of a dream.

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  9. January 12, 2012

    Oh it looks so wonderful and I am sure you had the most amazing time there! :D

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  10. January 12, 2012

    So colorful, so warm – just want I needed this cold January morning!

    xoxo
    Elsa

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  11. January 13, 2012

    what a lovely surprise, you were in my neighbourhood on holiday!!! I live just up the hill from Sidewalk Cafe – next to the salt & pepper towers. Hope you also got to visit Madame Zingara’s. It it always interesting to see our city through someone else’s lens. We’re enjoying lots of lovely hot weather right now at the tip of Africa.

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  12. January 13, 2012

    Wow that place looks so wonderful. Lucky girl, I can only wish for a second summer but I think it won’t happen if I stay in Belgium ;-)
    Your bikini/swimsuit look so darling.

    xo

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  13. January 13, 2012

    What a fun place..gorgeous pictures!! xx

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  14. January 13, 2012

    The colors are phenomenal! Can’t wait to see more!

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  15. January 13, 2012

    Absolutely LOVELY!!! Can’t wait to see more from Cape Town :)

    xo
    Susannah

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  16. January 13, 2012

    What an absolutely beautiful place, and a wonderful escape from winter!

    PS-the new background is absolutely divine!

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  17. January 20, 2012

    Coucou !

    Ces photos sont magnifiques !!!

    Bisous
    Cassandre

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  18. February 1, 2012

    omg, magical pictures!

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