It is believed that when in the city of Cape Town, you absolutely cannot get lost. That is, if you know the Mountain.
No matter where you go you can see some part of the Table Mountain chain, whether it's the 12 Apostles on the Atlantic Ocean side, the back of the mountain from the Southern Suburbs, or the well know 'front' of the flat topped edifice from the north. So, if you find yourself in a strange part of the town, just look at the mountain and you'll know how to get home!
When looking at the front of the mountain, on the left hand side is the part known as Devil's Peak. This is the part of the mountain that I see every day when I go into my garden. But to get an unobstructed view, the best place to go is Oude Molen where our group has been painting for the past number of weeks.
I did just that and although it was blazing hot that day, managed to do a pretty fair rendition of the slopes of the Peak.
And guess what Rob Ijbema - I'm starting to enjoy plein air stuff!
From Wikepedia -
Devil's Peak was originally known as Windberg, and supposedly gets its current name from the folk-tale about a Dutch man called Jan van Hunks, a prodigious pipe smoker who lived at the foot of the mountain circa 1700. He was forced by his wife to leave the house whenever he smoked his pipe. One day, while smoking on the slopes of the peak, he met a mysterious stranger who also smoked. They each bragged of how much they smoked and so they fell into a pipe-smoking contest. The stranger turned out to be the Devil and Van Hunks eventually won the contest, but not before the smoke that they had made had covered the mountain, forming the table cloth cloud.