February 21, 2012
Cape Town Tourism and Metrorail clean up Newlands Station – 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 Tourism and Metrorail, South Africa’s premier railway service, got together for a much-needed clean-up operation at the iconic Newlands Station on Thursday February 16, 2012.
Carrying drills, posters, paintbrushes and other renovation paraphernalia, the team set to work beautifying the inner-station tunnel walls. Posters were mounted while some gorgeous plants were planted in designated areas along the platform.
Newlands is the first in a series of six stations to be spruced up along the Southern Line Tourism Route. Other stations include Observatory, Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Fish Hoek and Simon’s Town.
The restoration initiative was a fitting project for Responsible Tourism Week, which was held from February 13 to 17, 2012. A global online conference, Responsible Tourism Week is hosted by Planeta.com and is a five-day-long discussion about responsible tourism, conscious travel and eco-tourism.
Below are a few images of the clean-up: