Here you have some of my section in Hacid Mag.
Opening celebration with many different african designers…
I was wearing an Agatha Ruiz de la Prada Gala dress for that day. I thought was very appropriate for this event and I enjoyed a lot.
A major new cultural institution is being created in the historic Grain Silo at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. It is called Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) in honour of the renowned Zeitz Collection, that will form the museum’s founding collection, and the support of Jochen Zeitz of the programming and acquisition funds.
That was a great day a beautiful Gala with very interesting people from Africa-South Africa and from all over the world.
Thank you Mark Semonian, Thank you Jochen Zeitz.
Jack Garfein survived imprisonment at Auschwitz and came to the United States at the end of World War II. He was born in Mukacevo, Carpathian Ruthenia, Czechoslovakia, now Mukacheve, Ukraine. He is 84 years old and travels from Paris where he lives and also teaches to New York to do this workshops for students…like me…
I had the opportunity to be in one of his workshops in New York and it was fantastic he is still alive there is no age at all on him.
I had a good experience like life is not easy but you are walking everyday.
He is still a live…
Photo by Dona GB
In Cape Town and Africa in general is the place where I felt a really strong energy comparing to Europe for survival. You becoming more sensitive to the animal world and see the things from another point of view.The world wasn’t save but Europe was for me.Now Is not that safety anymore and you can see how vulnerability can be the human being after what is happening in our society
Even the barbies can end into a cake for being eaten. And this is the reality…my reality in South Africa.
I was with my grandfather learning how to shoot shotguns just for sport on his competition, I was very little but he was always taking me there on weekends, he taught me how to make cartridge in a recycle way I had a lot of fun looking one of his passions.
And now I realise this is a serious way or option on life if you want to take it for survival is very serious…don’t play with this just be ready…for it.
My grandfather was very serious about all this things and he passed his knowledge to me, looks very simple but is the consequence of life, being ready for this life.
And I’m against war…
Birthday party of a beautiful dancer in Cape Town.
Well here we go again with more adventures in South Africa Flying to one of the closest airports to Prince Albert town, Oudtshoorn.
Depend of the area in South Africa is not good if you are in the country side to drive when the sun goes down , you are exposed to all type of danger it can be animal or some human risks . So it was a bit late and close to sundown we needed to cross the mountains to get to Prince Albert. We drove in a rented car almost alone through all the way that was really impressive thinking about what could us happened that night. finally we arrived in a good condition.
Nice and gentle town. Quite mixed. People super Chill nothing aggressive I was enjoying it…
It was full of cosy places to stay and eat. We ate very ealthy food. Also you can find natural products handmade and local. They are very aware about the importance of health and natural staff for yourself and for the world we live in.
After that we when were Red Mountain is. Amazing place and fabulous colors… in the way to this place we were whacking some giraffes or ostriches or Burritos :-)… ( not catalans by the way) and some another species like zebra …etc
We could hear the baboons at night time…not good idea to leave food outside.
If I thought I was in a Steven Spiellberg movie…that was the area just only we needed some dinosaurus to be into his real movie. For sure he got inspire around…for sure…
South African Burrito <3.
Photos Dona GB.
It was one of my best days in Cape Town when I knew Bruce Springsteen was coming near from Cape Town in Bellville Stadium- where if I remember well Sugar Man was in South Africa for first time- and happier when my boyfriend got me some tickets for that event <3.
I have to say my spiritual father is still like the first time I saw him in Barcelona with 14 years old. I use to see him (in the videoclips) on his first album or one of his first albums “Rosalita” he was jumping to the piano all the time :-). He is really in “Shape”.
What I never saw is that he jumped into the public and started to move from one side to the other. He was very committed to them I don’t know why but Barcelona public was much more close to him and he had already the party in a high level started. What I saw in Barcelona is that he was very emotional and I loved it, I know that….for sure. He present us his complete family to us. But in Cape Town in Velodrome was his first time in South Africa if I’m not wrong. And I couldn’t stop jumping in every song he sang and the E street Band played.
The amazing thing that we could enjoying him very close to the people. He got a beer from on of the people and drank it all!!!! :-).
I thing he was dressed into some All Saints style I know this because a really good friend of mine form Music business saw him in London All Saints Stores buying clothing. I really like his style I found him authentic for him. My spiritual father is a modern nonstop life human being between other things.
Also was the first time for Marta to see the Boss in action, she is a super cool Dj under Miss-Tuk name and Heels to kill dj Team too.
I love her music she is becoming a really good dj, she was working with Riana when she cam to Barcelona and she was making a tour in Cape Town with her dj staff. Go Go Go Miss- Tuk.
He was the Boss again. Never tired to see him in action he give me life…lovely day. Thanks my love…
Photos Dona GB.
The Big hole is in Kimberley called as well Kimberley Mine, in South Africa.
From 1871 to 1917. At about 6 o’ clock a.m everyday the workers queued in single file and trundled down the shafts and into the underground mine. There, they collected cocopan loads of the blue ground (Kimberlite ore) that had been liberated through the blasting of the chamber walls.
The tunnels were insufferably hot and the loads heavy. The working day anded at 6 p.m and the workers returned to their compounds.
On the way to the Big Hole we needed to add more gasoline and we could see from the air how a Mine is with this type of shape. All the sand they take off form one place and they have to put in another.
Here is Daniel Aeschlimann taking a picture.
And as a result this kind of scene is created in the air….
Photos Dona GB.
It’s curious how people we need to socialize in this type of places.
It’s a super cool place you can enjoy the food from all the places from all over the world whom coexist in South Africa.
You can find dutch cakes or sidra form I don’t know were or house made beer or french- south africans wines or empanadas form argentina or oriental food or now you can find paella as well. Also there is a lot of bio- ecological food and products.
Music as well in a very alternative and chill mood and clothing.
All the necessary to make the saturday brunch in Biscuit mills….
Also you can find your friend here some lovers as well they come to meet up some girls or boys as well.
Everybody is here in saturday midday so at the end you realize Cape Town is a village that everybody knows each other.
I went to ask for tea..they just had coffe from everywhere…
Hanging out in Biscuit mill very fashionable…<3.
I did this pic from a friend’s house It’s located after Camps Bay in Cape Town, you can see Lion’s Head is one of his views I love to climb it specially at 6.00 a.m when the sun is not strong!!! good walk up there.
Here is the link of his place….
Photos by Dona GB.
Form Cape Town is relative close if you go by plain is a good place and beautiful nature to see around south Africa.
Amazing time!!! and views
Is the first time I saw this type of caws with this horns…
In the loge we were, we could run around to the area with no danger for finding some salvage animals around…I think…in Africa you never know…
It could be the costa Brava but is not…the sea is not the Mediterranean sea…but it was a cute beach.
Photos by Dona GB