Thursday, May 14, 2009

Green Point Common in Cape Town is being prepared for the 2010 Soccer World Cup

How it was January 2007
Today you will get 2 posts for the price of 1 :)
I took this photo when I saw the Green Point Common for the first time in my life, which was Jan 2007 This was the old stadium on a very brown and uninteresting looking Green Point Common
At the time I knew they would build the new stadium on the same site and was very apprehensive... doubted very much that it wouldn't be an eyesore
Now I have to eat my words I really do love the look of it and cant imagine my view without this beautiful piece of art which is the new stadium You will really have to come and see it with your own eyes to understand this

This shot is from May 13 2009The Common will have an urban park, sports fields; rugby,tennis,soccer,athletics, bowls,
cricket and a beautiful golf course with lots of water features

This is part of the new golf course which is progressing at lightening speed
The biggest surprise was that after the mist there were suddenly greens and fairways which weren't there before The way they did this is by taking off the top layer of the grass of the old golf course and laying it down on the new one By leaving the roots in the old golf course they are able to repeat this process I saw that the grass is already re growing again on the old course
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The same scene in 2007 here:


  1. Thanks Joanne, as usual spectacular photos. Now...of course the workers are one of the most important part of this project, so how about a couple of shots of them?! That would add a nice human element to this super pictorial. Thanks again for giving us these awesome views!

  2. I seldom photgraph humans... I like landscapes and always do my best to exclude humans from my shots :) but once I am inside the stadium I guess a few will be included