The Observatory Blues

Most Capetonians will refer to the quaint suburb situated between Mowbray and Salt River as Obs,Observatory. This area is mostly known as being a vibrant student district closely situated to the University of Cape Town. It has a constant hustle and bustle which seemingly never dies. Its one of Cape Towns oldest suburbs and a real treat for the eye if you want to see some authentic Cape Dutch style architecture or little victorian cottages lining picturesque streets.Observatory is not only a bustling suburb , but it hosts The Raapenberg Bird Sanctuary which protects 10 hectares (25 acres) of land along the Liesbeek River. Observatory is also home to the South African Astrological Society and several of the homesteads of the farms , which predated modern day Observatory can still be seen. A lovely book, called Wheatfields & windmills : the old homesteads and farms of Observatory and surrounds , by Jim Hislop pays tribute to these homesteads and brings them to life. If you are interested in Cape Town’s history ,like I am , this is a real treat. Obseravtory is known to be a art district, filled with antique stores, vintage clothing stores and much more! Needless to say its one of my favorite places to visit, that’s why I chose it as the location for my new outfit shoot. For the shoot, I chose a knitted off the shoulder dress, which I made myself, a vintage levis denim jacket paired with some blush pink strappy sandal and a light blue suede , fringe clutch which I made using leather from Woodheads in Cape Town and some LovisaZA earrings. If you are ever in Cape Town , be sure to give Obs a visit! I hope you enjoy my post! XXX Crisna

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