Friday, June 04, 2010

Flowers At Heerengracht Fountain

Heerengracht Fountain by Mandy J Watson, on Flickr
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On this past weekend I went to Heerengracht Fountain to test some devices that have cameras and to conduct some augmented reality testing, all for upcoming articles for brainwavez.org and COSMO.

Heerengracht Fountain by Mandy J Watson

It had been just under a month since I had last been there (also to test some gadgets) so I was surprised to see that flowerbeds filled with lots of rows of little flowers had magically manifested all around the fountain and in sections along the outer ring of grass that runs around the fountain.

Heerengracht Fountain in Layar on the Motorola Milestone

Setting aside the bad planning of the beds, whose placement don't take into account human movements around the fountain area and which, in time, is going to see either trampled flowers or pathway grooves forming in the grass, it looks pretty.

Heerengracht Fountain in Wikitude on the Motorola Milestone

I guess that was the point, and the fountain, though it is beautiful enough as it is, got some extra TLC in anticipation of a specific big sporting event that's kicking off next week.

Heerengracht Fountain Panorama by Mandy J Watson, on Flickr
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In case you're wondering, the two photos and the panorama were taken with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W370 compact digital camera and the augmented reality shots were taken with the Motorola Milestone, an Android-based cellular phone.


Previously Glimpsed At Heerengracht Fountain
• The Man With The Giant Weapon In His Pants (Not A Euphemism)
• Heerengracht Fountain, Cape Town, Late Afternoon

Flickr: Mandy J Watson's Photos Tagged With Heerengracht Fountain

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4 Comments:

Blogger Tracey said...

I really like the Heerengracht Fountain Panorama.. nice one :)

Friday, June 04, 2010 8:54:00 PM  
Blogger Mandy J Watson said...

In winter, just after 4pm, the light shines straight between the buildings to the north west along Hans Strijdom Avenue, right onto the fountain.

In general, though, it's a great spot to take photos at any time of day or year.

Friday, June 04, 2010 9:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

You're such a COSMO girl MJ. :P

Saturday, June 12, 2010 11:55:00 AM  
Blogger Mandy J Watson said...

Really? I thought my hints at affordances spoke more to the geek in me. :)

Monday, June 14, 2010 10:21:00 AM  

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