OUTFITS,  TRAVELOGUE

Cape Town: The Lion’s Cage & Rhodes Memorial

Recounting my trip to South Africa in September took a backseat with all the outfit photos et cetera, but I’m going to be continuing them sporadically now that my recent vacation is over. 2015 has seen me traveling quite a bit! Seems like every time I manage to take a breather it’s always cut short by something or another – not that I’m complaining, especially if those somethings mean that I get to whisk away to another part of the world, another glimpse of a different culture.

Anyway, Ant brought Ottie and I to one of his favourite haunts back when he was studying in the University of Cape Town. The Groote Schuur Zoo is a haunting remnant of what used to be, having been established in 1931 and abandoned in 1975. It’s probably hard to reconcile my paranoia over dark places and the supernatural, but abandoned and derelict spots have somehow managed to secure a spot in my scaredy-cat heart. Luckily, I had two dependable friends to keep a lookout for potential ghostly prowlers and security guards who might lock us up for real if we got caught loitering in the cages, heh.

Abandoned zoo lion's den at Groote Schuur Zoo, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.The famed lion’s den of Groote Schuur Zoo.

Abandoned animal cage at Groote Schuur Estate, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Photoshoot at abandoned zoo at Groote Schuur Estate, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.Caged in.

Grove and tablet with graffiti at abandoned zoo at Groote Schuur Estate, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Broken wall with graffiti at abandoned zoo at Groote Schuur Estate, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Photoshoot at broken wall with graffiti at abandoned zoo at Groote Schuur Estate, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Photoshoot at abandoned zoo at Groote Schuur Estate, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Photoshoot at abandoned zoo at Groote Schuur Estate, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

We headed to the Rhodes Memorial as the sun set, and I switched out my shoes for a bit:

Majestic sculpture at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sitting atop lion sculpture at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sitting atop lion sculpture at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Photoshoot at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Photoshoot at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Photoshoot at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

From where I sit featuring Sidewalk strappy heels overlooking Cape Town.

Selfie at Rhodes Memorial, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa.

Wearing
Black lace mask c/o Dresslink
Black shoulder gloves c/o We Love Colors
Black crop top c/o DressLink
Black high-low skirt – Forever 21
Black PU sneakers – Zalora
Black strappy heels – Sidewalk

Outfit photos assisted by Ottie.

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