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Table Mountain early morning. FULL SIZE IS BEST. Zoomed.
No matter where you go in Cape Town the mountain is watching you.
The little square structure on the extreme right at the top is the cable way station.
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May 27 2011 18:29 GMT Petermosull
Great image of a classic landmark
May 27 2011 18:31 GMT julie13
Lovely view. Good shot. Julie
May 27 2011 18:42 GMT FLUMP
Marvellous Don...a real sight to behold
May 27 2011 18:42 GMT Donjames
Thanks Peter
May 27 2011 18:43 GMT Donjames
Thank you Julie
May 27 2011 18:43 GMT Donjames
Thanks Helen I never tire of looking at the grand old lady
May 27 2011 18:51 GMT psb64
thats well good
May 27 2011 18:53 GMT Donjames
Thank you Paul
May 27 2011 19:17 GMT sini
Great image!:)
May 27 2011 19:53 GMT julie13
Have a good weekend. Julie
May 27 2011 19:57 GMT Annamaria
Stunning!!
May 27 2011 21:08 GMT loverboy
Nice 1 Don................Tony
May 27 2011 22:50 GMT MargNZ
Absolutely gorgeous in the early morning light Don :))
May 28 2011 06:32 GMT senna3
Beautiful, an icon for SA!
May 28 2011 08:43 GMT skyball
That sure is some landmark Don!!...great shot!!!!......
May 28 2011 12:54 GMT Donjames
Thank you sini
May 28 2011 12:55 GMT Donjames
thank you Julie, enjoy yours too
May 28 2011 12:55 GMT Donjames
Thank you Anna-Maria
May 28 2011 12:56 GMT Donjames
Thanks Tony
May 28 2011 12:56 GMT Donjames
thank you Margaret
May 28 2011 12:56 GMT Donjames
Thanks hunju
May 28 2011 12:57 GMT Donjames
thank you Peter, yes it is
May 28 2011 12:58 GMT Donjames
Thank you Geoff, I have not been up the mountain for years its time I treated myself to a day out.....
May 28 2011 17:22 GMT bandsix
It's just lovely Don .....!!
May 28 2011 17:43 GMT Donjames
Thank you Barbara
May 29 2011 09:21 GMT Carsportphotos
Impressive Don. Do you know high and wide the mountain is? And did you ever get on the top of it?
May 29 2011 15:59 GMT Donjames
Yes i have been to the top but many years ago. I hope this information helps;;;

The main feature of Table Mountain is the level plateau approximately 3 kilometres (2 mi) from side to side, edged by impressive cliffs. The plateau, flanked by Devil's Peak to the east and by Lion's Head to the west, forms a dramatic backdrop to Cape Town. This broad sweep of mountainous heights, together with Signal Hill, forms the natural amphitheatre of the City Bowl and Table Bay harbour. The highest point on Table Mountain is towards the eastern end of the plateau and is marked by Maclear's Beacon, a stone cairn built in 1865 by Sir Thomas Maclear for trigonometrical survey. It is 1,086 metres (3,563 ft) above sea level, about 19 metres (62 ft) higher than the cable station at the western end of the plateau.

The cliffs of the main plateau are split by Platteklip Gorge ("Flat Stone Gorge"), which provides an easy and direct ascent to the summit and was the route taken by António de Saldanha on the first recorded ascent of the mountain in 1503.[3]

The flat top of the mountain is often covered by orographic clouds, formed when a south-easterly wind is directed up the mountain's slopes into colder air, where the moisture condenses to form the so-called "table cloth" of cloud. Legend attributes this phenomenon to a smoking contest between the Devil and a local pirate called Van Hunks. When the table cloth is seen, it symbolizes the contest.

Table Mountain is at the northern end of a sandstone mountain range that forms the spine of the Cape Peninsula. To the south of the main plateau is a lower part of the range called the Back Table. On the Atlantic coast of the peninsula, the range is known as the Twelve Apostles. The range continues southwards to Cape Point.
May 29 2011 17:49 GMT ForestSpirit
A magnificent and unmistakable sight, and very interesting info about it!
May 29 2011 17:52 GMT Donjames
Thank you Sylvia.
May 29 2011 18:02 GMT Carsportphotos
After reading this I lookt on youtube. Iam very impressed how big this mountain is. Thanks for the information :)
May 29 2011 18:04 GMT Donjames
Pleasure....
May 29 2011 23:05 GMT hans55 PRO
a great view ...hope to see it again in november !!!
May 30 2011 14:56 GMT Carsportphotos
+1 for Hans :)
May 30 2011 15:44 GMT Donjames
Its not going anywhere hans...;-()))
May 30 2011 15:45 GMT Donjames
Come visit Ron and enjoy Cape Town

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