Mörnings, fellow self-isolators
Perfect mirror of my apocalyptic mindset right now. Following scenes are not from a sci-fi movie but real:
I’ve never seen our glorious Mother City as quiet and dead like that. It’s eerie, bordering on spooky. Otoh it shows how disciplined the population follows the order to stay home, be lazy and watch TV. Or stick to their computers, blog and enjoy twice the surfing speed (if on fibre). We people are so adorable, so dilligent and just awesome! No?
Cape Town is one of the most visited cities in South Africa.
Known for its alluring views, world-famous attractions, and delicious cuisine, the Mother City is one city on everyone’s bucket list. As the city has stopped all of its tourism offerings due to the South African lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19, Cape Town is no longer the vibrant city it once was.
As drone pilot Luke Bell and his team at Step Above found when they captured some scenes around the city during its lockdown.
The video content, which has since garnered over 84 000 views on YouTube, shows an empty city.
The team shot in some of the city’s famous landmarks, including Camps Bay, Clifton, and Table View.
Bell, who said he captured some eerie scenes around the city, told IOL Travel that the team spent two days shooting the content.
He said their drone ROC is listed as an essential service, and the team conducted all of these flights legally.
“We wanted to show everybody what Cape Town looks like during lockdown, especially since they were not able to view the city as they were at home. It’s also a historic event, so we wanted to capture it, ” he said.
He said that once he viewed the footage, he realised that people were abiding by the rules.
“Seeing all of this has shown me how well people are sticking to the rules. These are dark times for sure, but it is very promising to see our country taking the situation so seriously, ” he added.
And I found one more, sadly in shitty quality and not as eerie as the first one:
How are your hometowns doing? Still hustle and bustle or quiet and peaceful like on xmas eve and everybody staying at home?
I hope you guys are doing the same, stay at home, stay healthy, sanitize your forepaws, don’t touch your visages, do ample yoga and stay away from the alcohol.
/\ Namaste /\