I lived for some time in South Africa, most of this time in Cape Town. I must say, it's not my favourite part of the world, but it sure was interesting and I learned a lot. Coming from a modern world, we take everything for granted; such as proper housing, timely travel, clean streets and education. When you go to a place like Africa you realise that this is not always the case, and it is so much different to see it in real life than to see the news clips on the telly.
Cape Town is a mixed town - one minute you will see million dollar houses along the beautiful beaches; the next you will drive past a township like the one above. I was extremely fascinated by the townships, but I never went in to one. My boyfriend at the time said it was too dangerous. I just think you gotta know what you're doing (and maybe being a local helps..).
One Faith47's blog you will get a better insight to this world. This is made by a Cape Town local; one that's not afraid to hang around in the 'forbidden' areas. I hope I will get the chance to explore this part of South Africa again one day.
Yesterday it rained like mad. Today I went down to my studio and found everything wet. It had rained through the rooof and wet all my paintings and stencils... Then a friend came over and we talked about his friend's music studio which is being built now. Apparently a lot of money is being spent on it. His grandad 'invented' the shopping mall so he got some cash to spend.
So I am a little too sick to actually go out and do some work of my own, so I'm working from the livingroom, creating stencils:
There’s not much space left for people to dream, you know, which is why you have to cut your own world and do your own thing. You have to find a way to commercially survive. But whatever you have to do don’t compromise yourself and you’ll be able to have some kind of freedom somewhere. -Mode2