There’s a lot of stuff in the city that just doesn’t get noticed. Its the place in which you live, work and shop. Where you get stuck in traffic or manoeuvre in intricate geometries to avoid it. Don’t look around, dawdle or hesitate: a turn might get missed or some piece of flesh dressed in a vehicle will get stressed out and edgy. Not the sort of actions or attitude that will bring the lesser known, the unknown and the extravagantly mundane out of the dusty attic and into the parlour to be scrutinised and appreciated.
For travelers, tourists and visitors our “Right Under Your Nose” series should point your snout at a few home made quirks, wonders and oddities. There’s no entrance fee and no queues (yet). None of them are featured in Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor or Rough Guides. Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Winelands might be essential things to tick off on the sightseeing list but here’s a sniff of what else is cooking on Cape Town’s pavements and side streets. The unreleased tracks and B-sides, if you will, of our town, right here.