March 17, 2014
Cape Town Carnival 2014: 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.
More than 70 000 excited spectators flocked to #lovecapetown’s Fanwalk in Green Point on Saturday 15 March, 2014 for the fifth annual Cape Town Carnival and what festive gees (spirit) they had!
This year’s event was themed “Imagine” and boy, did the float designers allow their imaginations to run free… from the breath-taking Tsogo Sun “African Dream Doll” to Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) stunning miniature plane and its accompanying flamenco dancers and the astonishing real-looking giant Protea flower which opened and closed mechanically, the procession was truly a feast for the eyes.
In a city currently holding the World Design Capital 2014 designation, we showed that not only are we creative and fantastic at hosting mega events, we are great at using design to transform the lives, and entertainment value, of our residents.
In addition to the spectacular floats, delicious food trucks and thrilling entertainment from the likes of DJ Fresh, popular local band Mi Casa, the Limited Edition drummers, the 20SK8 Krew skateboarders and more ensured that the Mother City’s Carnival-loving residents and visitors had a fantastic time.
Here are few images of this popular annual City of Cape Town supported event:
For more information about the Cape Town Carnival, please visit www.capetowncarnival.com