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March 13, 2009

Green Point Stadium grows – a Cape Town Tourism Flickr photo essay

The biggest spectator event in the world, The FIFA Soccer World Cup, is steadily approaching and part of this drama will be shown right here in our brand new, beautiful Green Point Stadium.

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The stadium is getting more beautiful by the day! It truly takes your breath away to see its sweeping silhouette against the red evening sky.

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When I pulled my bedroom curtains back on the morning of January 25, 2009, the stadium was completely gone! It was hiding in thick fog. I missed the sight. Very soon, however, the sun burned the mist away and the stadium was revealed.

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Though the stadium is still being constructed and is to be completed on December 14 this year, it is already a spectacular sight at night. More and more lights are switched on as work progresses.

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I have seen quite some fireworks around the world but ours are always truly impressive. Cape Town is the party city!

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The stadium is now framed by a massive compression ring. It will support the glass roof, which is currently being constructed in New York. The process of tightening the “spokes” and raising the inner ring of the roof structure from ground level to a height of 34.5 metres began on Monday, February 9, and was successfully completed on Wednesday, February 18.

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I will leave you with this image of the jaw-dropping beauty of our Cape Town skies – God’s heavenly palette. The real sight was even more spectacular than my picture is able to show. This picture was taken on February 24 after a day of the city being covered in smoke from raging fires around us. For once we had clouds on the Atlantic Seaboard.


Joanne, aka Joanne/CapeTownFIFAWORLDCUP2010, is a member of the Cape Town Tourism Flickr Group, “Cape Town. Live it. Love it”. Visit Joanne’s Flickr photostream.

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Images © Joanne 2009. All rights reserved.

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