sunday in obs

One thing I love about living in Obs in Cape Town is that it’s full of artists, hippies, weirdoes and whack jobs.  Often talented ones at that. 



Living in its streets could mean naked chicks, mozzies or overfriendly barmen, often all at the same time.  Any number of interesting fringe stuff happens in the bars and cafes and second hand book shops.  



I might be a wee bit old for this suburb*, but it never fails to cheer me up.  Wandering about this Sunday afternoon with my delicious lover, LB, recovering from a fab evening of drinks at my local, MUCH spoilage in the birthday present department, and a low key lunch with my mum, we spotted the following street art and posterage, which I share here for your enjoyment and edification….


The perils of graffiti statements; running out of wall space (doh!)



St. Chihuahua; patron of handbag multitasking everywhere

Wooof!  Amen!


And while you’re down there….

Religeous lot, these Obs folk.  *Cackle*

P.S. Jesus drinks Jack….nice!  I might reconsider this whole atheist thang.


I just love phat titties, don’t you? 

Wank machine?  Yeah baby!



It makes my heart all warm and fuzzy.


*It’s close to the University.  It’s filled with bars and clubs on its high street.  The wheel of karma has turned.  Now I’m that woman leaning out the window at 3am screaming “shut the fuck up”.  *sigh*


P.S.  Could I have three tequila’s and a barfight for the birthday woman in furry slippers! Happy happy happy, Ms Fae.  I hope it brings you everything you heart desires, <i>and</i> some extra manflesh thrown in, just for fun.


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14 thoughts on “sunday in obs

  1. daisyfae says:

    i know the feeling – brain says “oooh! this is fun! let’s play!” while the body says “i’m too old for this, let’s have one more drink and do some hippy-watching”…. thanks for the b-day wishes. don’t want no manflesh, though. just need a mop… blech… My morning gift from the canine life partner? You guessed it….

  2. nursemyra says:

    hey how come you knew it was daisyfae’s birthday and I didn’t? is it coz you’re both the same star sign….. gemini?

    great images by the way – especially love the jesus

  3. Dolce says:

    @ Dais > AAaaaah. They sure know how to tell you they care. And no manflesh? Not even young stuff that does the dishes in the morning, before letting himself out and disappearing. Forever? Say it ain’t so?

    @ Nurse M > She let it slip on the hangover post. And in true puppy-girl style, I’m now sharing the news with the internet!

    And yes. I kinda like the idea of jesus telling me to get on my knees. It’s hot. In a religeo-fetishist kinda way. And as a mate of mine used to say. Just because you’re on your knees before a man who is shouting “oh jesus”, doesn’t mean you’re having a religeous experience. 🙂

  4. Katt says:

    You’ve been a busy Dolcie, lots of blog reading for me to catch up on.

    Happy Birthday (Barfday?)! 😀

    Now I just have to try and get my head around the concept of an “almight wank machine”…


  5. Rox says:

    And all I get is tired-ass stories from the local druggies, sheesh – Kloof Street is just not cutting it here. Then again, I only need to mission a block or two down to Long Street for some hardcore craziness.

    I have yet, to this day, never come across anything like the dude I saw at Lola’s a while back who had implants (big phat titties nogal) and a shaved mohawk, with ink covering his entire self, arms to head, and peircings through almost every visisable orifice, and leather pants. Oh and a porn ‘stach and small beard too.

  6. Dolce says:

    @ Tygerkattgirl > *boggle* indeed. Although, I know some teenage boys who qualify!

    @ Rox > Man, Long Street kicks ass for odd balls. I saw a whole pack of Italian hells angels there a couple of weeks ago. Man. All that ink and leather. I was tempted to follow them like a groupie. I love fringe people. They live life so large and unashamedly. It’s a lesson.

    @ Nurse M > An inflatable jesus? *Wahahahahahahahahahaha*. You’ve just made my day!

  7. cathjenkin says:


    Wait, does that make me religious too?

    im looooving this. X

  8. kyknoord says:

    That looks suspiciously like a bottle of caster oil to me.

  9. Parenthesis says:

    Obs is for the eclectic and young at heart. All those quaint little streets. All those pubs and eateries. All those druggies hanging out on the corner … gotta love it 🙂

  10. Dolce says:

    @ CJ > That makes you the patron Saintess of Amber Goodness, it does!

    @ Kyk > *shudder* Be gone foul heathen!

    @ Ms P > Eclectic? Tick! Young at Heart? Tick! Druggie? Ag, two outta three ain’t bad! I heart Obs!

  11. Parenthesis says:

    Depends on which corners, I suppose 🙂 I didn’t say it was a BAD thing 😉

  12. Love the one of Jesus. “Get on your knees…” Spoken like a real God of man.

  13. Dolce says:

    @ Ms P > There are sadly lots of corners in Obs. Peopled by much types of peoples. But it does make for interesting living!

    @ Mandy > Yeah baby. At least that tagger’s religion is honest. Reminds me of that terrible line from the 90s; “how can I love you if you won’t lie down?”

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