Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cape Town Stadium A heart stopping beauty !

Cape Town Stadium is set to host its third test event on Monday 22 March, during which all 55 000 permanent seats will be available for the first time.
The ‘Cape Town For Jesus’, a religious gathering addressed by well-known South African evangelist Angus Buchan, will focus on important issues surrounding the city and the World Cup™.
It will involve prayers and blessings for the stadium, city, province, country and its leaders, as well as all those involved in the World Cup™, such as the emergency services and youth.
Date: 22 March 2010

Time: 13:00, gates open at 11:00

Tickets: R40, available through Computicket.

more about this event here

Friday, March 19, 2010

See through the light PTFE-coated silver mesh glass fabric of the Cape Town Stadium

After looking behind and through  the facade,
 I know now that when I see a lone cherry picker on the outisde of the facade at work,
 its really hectic on the inside .

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Cape Town Stadium. Deja vu....

March 18. 2009
Oh and this shot was taken from home, with my old Point and shoot Canon Powershot S5 IS
what a terrific camera it was !
I am still mourning its death :(

Down the road in Tamboers Kloof ..
via Camps Bay and back home again
the wind was so bad it kept rocking my tripod

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Construction progress photos of the new Green Point Urban Park

I think this park will become very popular once it is finished

The trees still have a little growing to do
but the attraction of the water and the views all around are ofcourse out of this world
I just hope they can keep the vagrants out

They are digging trenches underneath the grass to lay more drainage pipes
when it  rained recently, the grass had become a swamp

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A walk in the Green Point Urban park at sunset, Green Point as you have never seen it

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A view of Green Point like you have never seen before !
The brand new lake is now filled with water
all part of the Green Point Urban park

Glorious views all around

I believe this is sunset :)

Just so love to see the sylhouette of the dark mountains against the deep blue sky,
 so when I drove home I stopped off to capture it
The new elevated Traffic circle of Granger Bay Boulevard in the foreground

Oh and this was a couple of hours before I walked around the urban park
taken from home
Can you spot where I took the photos from ?
I was waiting for the work men to leave the site but when I arrived just before 7PM there were still a few working on the buildings

Monday, March 15, 2010

My photos of Cape Argus Cycle Tour on a sunny Sunday March 14 2010

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This happens to be my view from my bed
and when I was lazily sipping my coffee in bed I could see
 the first cyclists already returning from their 2 and half hour Cape Argus Pick and Pay Tour

 If I moved my bed to the opposite wall I would see the stadium ..
I did consider it :) but the electric points are a problem !

With 35 000 participants, the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour is the world’s largest cycle race
and there is always a good turn out of watchers and onlookers, clapping and shouting their admiration

 I was idly watching the world go by, while drying my hair
 and getting ready to go to the Jazz Buffet at the Winchester Mansions
at 11 AM, when
I suddenly realised that the second smaller lake was also being filled !
Wow I will have to go and check it out up close,
it looks terrific !

Winchester Mansions Hotel on the right
Guests who stay here are happy apparently
Read it here
This is Beach road, Sea Point one of the many roads which was closed to normal traffic due to the Cycle Tour

Jazz Buffet at the Winchester Mansions

after the brunch I was off to the Waterfront to buy new perfume
and wander around a bit

V&A Waterfront are the buildings on the left
You can just see the Stadium peeking out,
above the building on the right

Repair work being done to foreign fishing vessels
(Taiwan Japan)
Correct me if I am wrong but I believe this is called the Robinson Dry Dock
it is located within the boundaries of the V & A Waterfront 
I love the view of these ships You can even see them from town !

When I drive down from my shoot of the top of Signal Hill
you can see these ships from the Kloof Nek road
Quite amazing really
This yard has security ofcourse and is not open to the public
but a smile and a flutter of lashes opens most doors :)

I like to show you the photo of Majan A100
at 105 feet long she is one of the fastest elite offshore multi hulls in the world
Since I lived in Oman I was naturally interested to see her and the crew
but they were offbounds and  moored well away from the general public
I saw her many times sailing past from my house during her visit of Cape Town
 What a yacht !

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Little Cape Argus Cycle Village" on the Green Point Common + the big lake is now filled with water

All set up and ready for the spectacular

Just realised today that there was water in the big lake
Looks lovely from here
there is allot of water again on the Common which is how it was years ago

Two weeks ago they started building and while I was watch the progress I thought this company (or companies) who owns the tents must be so happy with all the events on the Green Point Common :)
as soon as one event is over, the next one requires a set up of different temporary buildings .