If you have read my previous two Blog posts, you will have noted that I recently lost my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt’s virginity, and that I went up the Cableway to the top of Table Mountain again when I was in Cape Town on January 31.
As already mentioned, I myself had owned my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt for almost three years without wearing it, without having been seen in public in it, and without having been photographed in it with another person in the same picture.
I also mentioned that I wanted to lose my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt’s virginity at not just any place, but at a special place, and that I spent many months thinking about the best to place to be for me to lose my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt’s virginity.
Well, if, after reading my previous two Blog posts, you concluded that I must have chosen to lose my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt’s virginity on Table Mountain, you are correct!
And today for the first time I am revealing pictures that were taken of me for the very first time in my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt!
While I had intended that the very first picture of me in my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt be on top of Table Mountain, when I saw the banner proclaiming Our African Wonder as an Official New 7 Wonder of Nature at the cable station at the foot of Table Mountain, I couldn’t resist the temptation to have my picture taken under that banner before making the ascent in the cable car to the top of Table Mountain.
Here, again, is the banner:
And so, Ladies and Gentlemen, here is the very first picture taken of me in my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt:
While I was having my picture taken under the banner, Ifraan Karim, a visitor from the United Kingdom with a sophisticated camera also took pictures of me not just there but in the cable car in motion as well.
Here’s one of the pictures Ifraan took of me facing the banner so you can see the words “Creating An Upward Spiral Of Brilliance And Joy In The World!” on the back of my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt:
Here’s one Ifraan took in the cable car going up the mountain:
And here’s another:
As previously mentioned, the panoramic vistas of Cape Town and the surrounding peninsula from the top of Table Mountain are truly spectacular, and I wanted to capture them in the background.
So, at various points on top of the mountain, with Ifraan no longer nearby, I asked sightseers who were there to take pictures of me with my camera.
Here’s a picture with Cape Town’s famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the background:
In this picture of the scenery facing Northwest, on my immediate right you can see one of Cape Town’s Big 6 “must-visit” places, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, in the distance, and the small white “doughnut” you see further to the right is the new Cape Town Stadium, which was built for the FIFA World Cup Soccer Matches that were played in 2010, major sporting events and rock concerts for famous bands and singer/songwriters, including U2, The Eagles and Neil Diamond:
Here’s a picture of Cape Town Stadium from a closer range:
In this picture taken on the Western side of the top of Table Mountain, the back of Lion’s Head is to my immediate right and once again Robben Island can be seen further to the right in the distance:
In this picture of the scenery facing West, I am standing “in the middle” of Clifton Beach, my most favorite beach in the world, on my left, and Camps Bay Beach on my right.
With 20/20 hindsight, I can see that the quality of other pictures not shown in this Blog post would have been enhanced had they been taken by a professional photographer, and I realize what an art it is to take great pictures.
In the two pictures of me that are facing South, behind me you can see the way to Cape Point, the most southerly tip of Africa.
Here’s the first, of me facing the camera:
And here’s the second, with my back to the camera:
I’m pleased that I now have an album full of pictures, and fond memories, of my “Losing My [“I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt’s] Virginity Photo Shoot” on Table Mountain — with me on top of the world at the bottom of the world — and I’ve enjoyed sharing the pictures in this Blog post with you!
Still to be revealed in a subsequent Blog post: The first person in the world to be featured in a picture with me wearing my “I’m Alive with Clive” T-shirt!
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