Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Reconstructed above the clouds

We really got much more than we bargained for on our latest venture. It was set out to be a day of separation. No hustle and bustle of the city life and just the tranquility found on Table Mountain.

The Influence of Significance support group ” a group of young Capetonian men reconstructed from gangsterism and drugs” take this opportunity to explorer and pray over the city from Table Mountain. I personally take this as my debriefing time and what better place than Woodhead and Hely-Hutchinson dams.

They were constructed between 1896, and 1907, in order to supply Cape Town with water.
Cape Town has since grown to such an extent, that the water requirements far exceed the capacities of the dams. However, they add such beauty to the mountain top and some interesting history too. The waterworks museum, found at 800m, on the top of Table Mountain, contains fascinating memorabilia from the dam construction. From original tools and photographs, to an entire steam engine!!.

 Table Mountain is known to be a floral wonder. In a relatively small area almost 1500 plant species have been recorded. The wonder of our mountain is that if you lucky you get to see the splendor of dancing ballerina flowers as we did. This group of dances flew for different parts of the world to do a photo shoot on our NATURAL WONDER!

Ballerinas dancing on top of Table Mountain

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