Striated Skies No. 20 – Highway

Striated Skies

The 20th Striated Sky for 2015 is taken at the N1/N2 merge as you enter Cape Town City Bowl. The highway system in the city is a contentious issue with people rallying to have the highways removed especially given that there are incomplete portions that tower over the foreshore. The large concrete elevated highway may be seen as an eyesore but in this piece there is a beauty in the structure versus the mountain. The argument is that the highway cuts off the city from the foreshore although the large buildings right next to the highway do this. I feel that the highway needs to stay and that the city and business need to work together to make the area around and below the highway a more user friendly space…. and not a parking garage (although Cape Town does need more parking space).

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