Stroll Seen while strolling...walking and wandering outside

We are all too used to that here. Many feature films have been partially shot in Cape Town. The city welcomes film crews and scalps them for permit fees.
Sometimes entire roads are blocked off, venues (restaurants) closed for filming. Because our seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere and
because our weather is usually pretty good and because we have a very willing workforce who get paid in foreign currency, it's a big thing in South Africa.

I get that. It is big money when a major film production flies through town.

The difference between a regular public film set vs the one I stumbled on, on the weekend, was that we were in a vast state protected reserve. I can't imagine that it would be easy to gain a filming permit in a location like that. It's one thing to gain a filmmaking permit for a location in an urban or city location, it's a whole other matter when film crews need to access state or federal protected reserves.

Having said that - it is a very popular spot and is frequented by many many visitors throughout the year so it's not like the filmmaking crew was wrecking the mountain forest any more than the usual wear and tear from the public use.

A couple more shots of that film crew:

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I get that. It is big money when a major film production flies through town.

The difference between a regular public film set vs the one I stumbled on, on the weekend, was that we were in a vast state protected reserve. I can't imagine that it would be easy to gain a filming permit in a location like that. It's one thing to gain a filmmaking permit for a location in an urban or city location, it's a whole other matter when film crews need to access state or federal protected reserves.

Having said that - it is a very popular spot and is frequented by many many visitors throughout the year so it's not like the filmmaking crew was wrecking the mountain forest any more than the usual wear and tear from the public use.

A couple more shots of that film crew:

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Maybe they should just stay off the beaten track and not inconvenience others using the area
 
Maybe they should just stay off the beaten track and not inconvenience others using the area
After one too many encounters with these types my attitude now is, **** them. Permit or not, nobody should have the authority to shut down public spaces which I, as a taxpayer, own and pay for unless there's a serious emergency happening.
 
I was waiting at a pedestrian crossing today, watching a man in front of me carefully parking his scooter. Once he had it placed as he wanted it he put one hand on the saddle, his other hand on the adjacent concrete bollard and eased himself effortlessly into a handstand. He did a few leg exercises in that position, then lowered himself down just as effortlessly, climbed onto his scooter and rode off.

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I was waiting at a pedestrian crossing today, watching a man in front of me carefully parking his scooter. Once he had it placed as he wanted it he put one hand on the saddle, his other hand on the adjacent concrete bollard and eased himself effortlessly into a handstand. He did a few leg exercises in that position, then lowered himself down just as effortlessly, climbed onto his scooter and rode off.

What a poser!
Did you report him for not wearing a helmet? ;)
 
What a poser!
Did you report him for not wearing a helmet? ;)
There seems to be a bit of a grey area around helmets. I've no idea at what point an electrically powered two-wheeler is considered a vehicle. And given that most people ride their scooters on the pavement anyway they probably don't think they need one. Even on the roads there are quite a few people who don't bother.
 
I was waiting at a pedestrian crossing today, watching a man in front of me carefully parking his scooter. Once he had it placed as he wanted it he put one hand on the saddle, his other hand on the adjacent concrete bollard and eased himself effortlessly into a handstand. He did a few leg exercises in that position, then lowered himself down just as effortlessly, climbed onto his scooter and rode off.

Now that's one overqualified Uber Eats driver ... I hope he's not Liam Neeson's deliver man because "something" will be Taken :p
 
Now that's one overqualified Uber Eats driver ... I hope he's not Liam Neeson's deliver man because "something" will be Taken :p

Like many Western companies Uber charged into the Chinese market, failed miserably, and promptly withdrew. The guys on the left of the picture in yellow are the delivery riders for Meituan, which is the big beast when it comes to delivery here. They can get you pretty much anything and generally a lot quicker than Uber can manage. That said KFC, Starbucks and McDonald's are everywhere here. We even have Tim Horton and Dairy Queen. Uber seemed to think they could just walk in here and take over the market.
 
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