Saturday, May 29, 2010

Slogan spotted inside Cape Town Stadium : “Ke Nako Celebrate Africa’s Humanity”.

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A cold night in Cape Town
and so there were not many people braving the cold at the top of Signal Hill

Cape Town city

I had not seen the slogan yet on image to see it  
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Ke Nako” means simply ‘it’s time’. And indeed Africa’s time has come to use the 2010 FIFA World Cup to change perceptions of Africa and reposition the continent in a positive light with South Africa as the theatre and Africa the stage.

Africa is a continent with a rich reservoir of resources, but the continent’s biggest asset by far is the warmth, friendliness, humility and humanity of its people. This was the inspiration for the Official Slogan of the 2010 FIFA World Cup :


The more than gorgeous Green Point Common and Stadium is beautifully lit up, with the deep blue Atlantic ocean and the lights of Milnerton and Bauuwberg to the east, its always a feast for the eyes to view this from Signal Hill


Sorry the stadium is blown out here


The new Green Point park not quite ready


A closer look BTW these are large photos

Difficult to get the lighting right
One day I will hopefully learn how to do that

12 days to go
An advertisement by Hyundai
This morning on my way to the "Bread and Wine" restaurant in the winelands I saw this giant vuvuzuela
and shot it from the car

Incidentally the food in Bread&Wine is superb
you need to book in advance though

This sight surprised me the first time I saw it in Cape Town , it reminded me of Cairo

After a delicious lunch in Bread & Wine on the way back we stopped off at Pappa Grappa
to sniff the Grappa and left with a bottle or 2 after 
devouring pancakes with ice cream and chocolate sauce as dessert

I saw snow on some mountain tops in the winelands
it was a beautiful clear day Its so beautiful there !
Please do yourself a favour and drive to Franschoek or Paarl for lunch
when you are here it is so worth it
but do book your restaurant !
and the best view of all ....Table Mountain !

The IRT stations are getting on but they will be a while before they are ready


Blogger is driving me crazy tonight
The photos keep jumping to off center :(

Friday, May 28, 2010

May 28 Latest update, Cape Town Stadium

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I had no time to get out of the car to take photos today its getting extremely difficult to park somewhere and take photos without walking considerable distances . So many roads are now blocked off to cars and pedestrians

I was at Mc Donald's (but not to eat :) ) and this is the only small pocket to get close to the stadium, everyday there are more barriers in place

The Green Point Park entrances now all have gates and all were locked up at 4 o clock this afternoon
I was at Virgin Active and even there are barriers in place

Fritz Sonnenberg Road is blocked off and so is the whole of Granger Bay Boulevard, there is now a blue bridge over the road , its not quite ready, which people have to use to walk from the stadium to the Waterfront

There is a studio being build on a hill near the Grand Cafe and there are more hospitality tents build at the Waterfront and also more around the stadium on the Granger Bay Boulevard side

I was hoping to capture the stadium in the mist after dark  like I did
a year ago Please pray for fog :) I would love to see the yellow light shine through

A STUNNING video here

After Heavy Rain, Cape Town Stadium. May 28 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cape Town Stadium , Stadium Media Center

The hospitality tents in the old stadium area
and the big tent park on the Common have electricity/lights now
and a "Stadium Media Center" sign was hung up today
(the lit tent bottom left )


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

All the Transport information to get to the WC 2010 Cape Town Stadium in Green Point here

Cape Town will offer visitors and residents safe and easily accessible public transport during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™. Rail, bus and other existing services i.e. metered taxis and car rental will cater for a wide variety of transport requirements, and will ensure that the Cape Town Stadium, the FIFA Fan Fest™ and the public viewing areas are adequately served.

Event-related public transport will be added to the regular public transport system i.e. an airport shuttle to the Cape Town International Airport, a stadium shuttle to the Cape Town Stadium and Bus & Rail Park and Ride services. Travel around the city will be served by an inner city transport service.

Find all this information here

With the new Bing Maps, you can see what's near a location, pin results you like, and explore cities at eye level. Handy if you need to get driving directions from A to B :

Sunday, May 23, 2010

FIFA World Cup 2010 – The Green Point Stadium,gmp architekten

The car racing past me stood on his brakes almost immediately after this shot since the road is cordoned off with gates and he then drove meekly back again :) he must have been blind ! Yet he was by no means the only one who tried this trick !

Fritz Sonnenberg Road closed off

FIFA World Cup 2010 – The Green Point Stadium :Project description courtesy of gmp architekten