|The iconic colorful houses of Bo-Kaap. |
This is 1 of the 50+ pictures I took of them.
We first visited one of the numerous mosques in Bo-Kaap. Way back in the day, there was only one mosque in Bo-Kaap. Because everyone in the neighborhood went to that mosque, the community was very tight-nit. Today, there are numerous mosques, so the sense of community isn't as strong as it once was. Visiting the mosque was a great experience, as I have never been in one before. It was quite beautiful. As we left the mosque, we witnessed a wedding that was taking place outside. It really reinforced the sense of community of the neighborhood.
|One of the many mosques in Bo-Kaap.|
|The carpet faces toward Mecca.|
|I wasn't as keen on the pigeon food however.|
|Unique Cape Malay culture is even reflected in the houses' steps.|
|Ilyas, our tour guide, showing us drawings.|
Though Bo-Kaap is very different from the other townships that we visited, such as Soweto, it has its own culture that is truly fascinating. Not to mention, the houses are absolutely beautiful. I hope to return soon, especially to that spice shop that was unfortunately closed. I just can't get enough of spices.
|Beautiful Bo-Kaap houses and Table Mountain.|