Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cape Town Stadium

On my way to the V&A Waterfront to get my groceries
 I stopped off
to shoot these, hoping to get some nice sunset shots on my way back but guess what ?
 It started raining !

Friday, February 12, 2010

It's a hazy afternoon A far pink cloud hangs over the hill, unfolding like a rose

If you hold my hand and sit real still
you can hear the pitch grass, as it grows...

Its no joke though :(
Everyday of this past week I have been wanting to go out for a shoot to a place I have in mind
and  each afternoon that darn sea mist creeps in
and makes it all look grey and lifeless :(

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Photos of Green Point Common Urban Park and the CT Stadium lit up on February 10, 2010

It is possible that President Zuma and President Nelson Mandela and other V.I.P's are in the stadium when I took this shot
Read here  President Zuma delivers his State of the Nation Address tomorrow  There was music the whole evening and all the lights are on
I looked on the internet but could find no event on in the stadium on Febr 10
Hope to find out tomorrow

Also note the coloured lights on the ceiling
 I have not seen those before

There is the church I  posted images off yesterday and the wednesday sailing Regatta
passing by

Its strange but suddenly there is a flurry of activity going on in the new Urban park
there were weeks I hardly saw anybody there but now they even work till darkness !

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This one is extra large

The church and the stadium in Green Point, Cape town

Took this shot from the church premises
This was the first time I saw it up close

and I had to really wiggle myself into the right position to get this shot of the church
 and Stadium peeping out To my shame I did not really look what the church is called but seem to recall something like St Mary's Church

It proves quite hard to take photos in Green Point , the streets are so narrow

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Images of Green Point and the Cape Town Stadium

It was hazy..sea mist down at the Common .. late this afternoon when I walked a little bit  up Signal Hill
just above Springbok Road to take these photos

The road down there is Ocean View Drive

Green Point Common

The V&A Waterfront on the right with the blue roof of the Table bay Hotel

and ofcourse the Ritz Hotel in the distance sticking out well above the rest

The rig is anchored there for the night with the tug boat attached
Like a Christmas tree, its quite a beautiful sight .

Monday, February 8, 2010

Today I had planned to go for a shoot but when I was ready to go the sky clouded over and it was so dreary
I didn't bother
So here are 2 photos of the Cape Quarter in Green Point taken last week
Click here for the website

This is the Cape Quarter Food Spar it is in view of the Stadium.
 They have awesome small apple tarts
and other delectable goodies
On my way to the Rugby match on Saturday I thought I would like to take photos while walking the streets around the stadium
There are some great views and it is really nice to see all the different, some of them very old, houses.
So I soon hope to have something to show you

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Rugby Festival in new 2010 Cape Town Stadium told in photos

Disappointingly I was not allowed to bring in my Canon 450D
No SLR's were allowed only compacts are permitted
so the photos in the stadium are all taken with my
Powershot SX20 IS

Long queues for drinks but there were some vendors outside
 where you could get a drink in minutes

You can see the blue roof of Table bay Hotel

Quite different from when I was on my own here
some months ago

I was so excited to be in the stadium
I took 224 photos :)

Its gorgeous
So sad I could not properly capture it with my SLR

The atmosphere was terrific
Happy smiles all around
and no problems or rowdiness anywhere I could see or hear
A seat with a view

This was a goal !!!

Stormers hooker Deon Fourie ensured his name would feature in the history books by scoring the first try ever in the new stadium after 3 minutes and 35 seconds of play.

Remember you can click any image to see it high res

Vodacom Stormers
Our boys.. the home team

It was pretty warm but partly clouded
 Table mountain was hidden in the clouds

At no time was Table Mountain out of the clouds
Such a pity..

Oh and this was a smoking area
There were several designated smoking areas around the stadium

Shame about the deep shadows cast on the pitch
even though the lights were on

A view to Signal Hill

Not all of the temporary seats are installed yet


Vodacom Stormers - Tries: Deon Fourie, Dylan des Fountain (2), Frikkie Welsh, Sireli Naqelevuki, Ricky Januarie, Bolla Conradie; Conversions: Willem de Waal, Lionel Cronje (2); Penalties: De Waal (2)

Boland: Try - Johan Peacock, Conversion: Dean Grant; Penalties: Dean Grant (2).

A peek into the "Sausage den"
I was very disappointed not to be able to buy a glass of wine
but happy to see they sold Magnum icecream !

Schalk Burger, left the field in the first half with what looked like a shoulder injury.

Centre Paul Bosch also left the field with what looked like a broken arm and he is not likely to feature in the Super 14.

Sorry I did not catch you smiling at me
You looked allot better when you smiled :)

I walked around during the whole match
No rest to sit down !

It was my pleasure guys :)))
I luvvvv your happy smiles
Drop me a line if you want a copy

Its a great stadium

This is the opening I can see from my home

The Stormers won 47-13 after leading 18-13 at halftime.

Its all over and going home

6.30 PM

There were 2 helicopters:
  An ambulance and  a police helicopter on stand by

The party in Hamiltons Rugby club is in full swing

Sitting there so pretty ...