March 26, 2012
Cape Town Carnival 2012 in Photos
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Cape Town’s Fanwalk was awash with vibrant colour as the third annual Cape Town Carnival exploded on Saturday March 24, 2012.
More than 100 000 spectators descended onto the Fanwalk in Green Point to witness a spectacle that boasted no less than 11 pods for its Cape to Cairo theme.
From shimmering belly dancers to fearsome crocodiles and mighty African warriors and queens to sexy Brazilian performers, this year’s carnival was a smorgasbord of culture.
With costumes designed by the talented Cape Peninsula University of Technology students, performances by 2 000 voluntary performers and more, it was a celebration of diversity.
“We are so proud of the performers who delivered outstanding performances and the people of Cape Town did themselves proud with exemplary behaviour," said Rachel Jafta, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Cape Town Carnival. "We say a huge thank you to the National Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, and our Mayor, Patricia de Lille, for their on-going support of the project.”
These are few of the carnival’s spectacular images: