Friday, April 2, 2010

Is this the best view in the heart of Cape Town ?

                                I would think so ..unless you can beat this ?

                                                                      Granger Bay

Sorry Stephen  Not tonight :) the promised post will come tomorrow I am just home from the movies and have a headache I need my beauty sleep

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

70 Days to go to the biggest fight on earth ! See the Green Point updates here !

                                                      The Fritz Sonnenberg road
                                I drive by almost every day and love this road


An update about this area
 The stands will be refurbished and this old Green Point Stadium site
 will be rehabilitated to become the city's new athletics track, after the World Cup
During the World Cup the site will be used as a hospitality area
                               and will look much like a village of white "tents" they use for all the big events
                               like the last photo of this post
What a mess ..

                                                                   Yours truly..having fun !
                                                                    (taken with self timer)

I stopped off at the Lower Buitengracht to take a few shots of the new pedestrian bridge
which is part of the fan walk

Imagine walking over this bridge
to our stunning new Stadium
to the biggest show on earth
in one of the most beautiful places in the world
the exitement palpable all around...
Just 70 days to go !

Back home the sky soon turned a bright red
another stunning sunset in Cape Town
but I was starving and left the camera in the bag

As soon as the tented village for the Argus cycle tour was broken down they started building a brand new one It is for the Two Oceans Marathon a 56 km / 35 mile ultra marathon held annually in Cape Town, South Africa on the Saturday of the Easter weekend. Claimed to be "the world's most beautiful marathon", the race is run against a backdrop of spectacular scenery through the Cape Peninsula.

The race starts in Newlands, and follows a more or less circular route through Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, over Chapman's Peak and Constantia Nek, and eventually finishes at the University of Cape Town campus.

Walked along Bantry Bay, Clifton Had a drink with view of the stadium at The Grand Café & Beach, See photos

Bantry Bay

It was such great weather today and so I brought my camera along my wander along the Atlantic ocean
 and made a point of showing you how the other half lives

Bantry Bay is known to be the most wind free area in Cape Town. Secluded and  protected, this exclusive area enjoys about 290 wind free days per year - a significant fact given Cape Town's windy climate

The foot path along the ocean

You can walk all the way from the V&A Waterfront to Camps Bay,
it is well used in the weekends and very busy every evening,
people exercising, walking, running, jogging, cycling etc

Click images to en large

Lions Head towering on the left
Table Mountain and the 12 Apostles Mountain Range hidden in the clouds
+ the 4 beaches of Clifton ahead

And all these have a slice of heaven :)

More about Clifton here

I got some sugar white sand between my toes on third beach and
then headed back to Green Point for a late afternoon drink
and landed at

the Grand Café & Beach
which is located at Granger Bay between the Radisson Blu Hotel
 and the  V&A Waterfront.

A once-abandoned warehouse has been transformed into a quirky
restaurant on a man made beach
this is the long pure white bar complete with cherub detail

A big deck with tables for lunch and dinner or Indian day beds to laze around on
and a beach bar

The Grand Cafe , although not nearly as glamarous ...
it reminded me of similar clubs in Spain  
I enjoyed an hour of sipping my drink, watching people
and it got busier while I was there

That is the small man made beach of The Grand Cafe&Beach

I only had one glass of wine (R44 ) but heard that the food is average
 and the place has some teething problems

The views are stunning all around
and you are literally a stone's throw from the stadium

Monday, March 29, 2010

Cape Town stadium facade gap is now closed

                                   The open gap they were using to put the temporarely seats through,
                                                                      was closed off on friday

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Cape Town Stadium black out See what Earth Hour looked like in Green Point, Cape Town

They started off with the lights on inside and the roof as well, then the lights were all switched off which was weird to see
after the hour of darkness was finished they switched on all the lights. Incidently they are whipped on in a second
and for the first time in ages all the edge lights were switched on as well
then when I looked up from my laptop I saw half the lights were again switched off
See the photo below
just 2 rows of lights at the bottom on,
 which is a first for me to see