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November 10, 2011

Vote for Table Mountain

Voting for Table Mountain to become a New7Wonder of Nature closes today (Friday November 11) at 13h07. 

Table Mountain has long been a muse/ model/ subject for our  Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group! members. Below are representations of our nation's iconic landmark with comment from the photographer. 

Says Eric: "This photo was taken during the running of Cape Town's Three Peaks Challenge that sees the runners start at Greenmarket Square, ascend Devil's Peak, return to Greenmarket Square, then climb Table Mountain to Maclears Beacon via Platteklip Gorge, all the way back down, then again up Lion's Head to finish back at the square. This was taken at the top of Devil's Peak, the magnificent sunrise behind casting the shadow of the mountain onto the slopes of Table Mountain and Lion's Head."  Image © Eric Tollner / redearth.co.za

The beauty of this photo speaks for itself says James: "Table Mountain, beautiful sunset, tranquil, water reflections". Image © James Gradwell

Justin urges you to vote: "This picture was taken on a clear Cape Town day from the road winding up Signal Hill. I think this image is yet another reason why Table Mountain should be included as one of the New7Wonders of Nature." Image © Justin Lawrence

"This a vertorama of Table Mountain captured shortly after sunset on a Sunday evening at Milnerton beach," says Panorama Paul.

Paul is one of the winners of this year's Capture Your Cape Town photo competition. Quite apt as he acknowledges his love of capturing Table Mountain on camera: "As many of you will already know, this is a subject I’ve shot over and over and over again! I’ve got at least a dozen sunset shots taken from this beach and composed exactly like this. But with a sky as amazing as this one, I’m sorry to say, I couldn’t possibly ignore it!" he says.

And with Table Mountain a possible New7Wonder of Nature those photographs may come in handy: "This is my thirteenth take on the Table Mountain at Sunset theme. I now have enough shots for a calendar (12 months plus a cover shot)!" he jokes. 

Vote Now

With these images as inspiration we encourage you to vote now by visiting www.votefortablemountain.com, vote via MXit for 1c, or SMS “Table” to 34874 at R2 an SMS.

You can also vote via Facebook by visiting http://www.facebook.com/new7wonders, “Like” the page, click on “Vote Now”, select your top seven wonders and click “Send your vote”.  

If you vote via SMS or MXit, you can vote as many times as you like.

Vote for Table Mountain is hosting a free celebration concert at the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre in the build-up to the announcement. Join thousands of other tweeters by using #N7Wresults when tweeting, and make your way to the V&A Amphitheatre tonight. 

Alternatively visit our dedicated Vote for Table Mountain page for live updates and information. 

Check out this awesome motivational video by Vote for Table Mountain and vote as many times as possible before 13h07 today.

Do you have images of Cape Town you’d like to share with us? We’d love you to join the Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group!

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