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MOCAA Cape Town Opening Event.

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.

MOOCA Cape Town

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Zeitz-MOCAA/644034315718298

Thanks

Dona

Learning how to shoot in Cape Town – dealing with survival in the world.

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…

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Birthday party of a beautiful dancer  in Cape Town.

Dona GB.

Prince Albert and Red Mountain – South Africa

Well here we go again with more adventures in South Africa Flying to one of the closest airports to Prince Albert town, Oudtshoorn.

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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.

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Nice and gentle town. Quite mixed. People super Chill nothing aggressive I was enjoying it…

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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.

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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

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We could hear the baboons at night time…not good idea to leave food outside.

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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…

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South African Burrito <3.

Photos Dona GB.

Where is Wally ? Bruce Springsteen my spiritual father was near Cape Town.

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”.

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 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.

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 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!!!! :-).

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 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.

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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.

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He was the Boss again.  Never tired to see him in action he give me life…lovely day. Thanks my love…

Photos Dona GB.

Flying through Big Hole- Northern Cape – South Africa

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.

 

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 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. 

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And as a result this kind of scene is created in the air…. 

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 Photos Dona GB. 

 

 

Africa – Namibia

Wolwedans is a nature reserve very deserted zone where a shadow has more valuable than gold. Many animals share the shade from a tree to the point of mixing and share and share it with dead animals sometimes…

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Namibia has an important part of desert with a tremendous beauty inner…the colors of the nature are incredibly together in beauty.

 

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Here is the lodge where we were, Wolwedans has several lodges, here up from the sky looks little little…

 

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Views from the camp …and from the room. You could see the stars at night.

 

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Photos by Dona.