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June 11, 2010

Welcoming the World – Flickr pic of the day

Cape Town Welcome Party

This photograph of a Cape Minstrel waving a South African flag during the official Welcome Party for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Ingrid Sinclair.

Ingrid says, “Last night’s Fan Walk procession, part of the official Welcome Party, was filled with the brightest and boldest that Cape culture has to offer – including the famous Cape Minstrels, whose shiny outfits, loud music and made-up faces are iconic of celebration, Cape Town style. The procession, which also included dancers, brass bands and performers on stilts, followed the Fan Mile up Darling Street, into Adderley and all the way up to Queen Victoria. They were cheered on by thousands of keyed-up spectators. It was the quintessential Cape Town welcome … and it’s not even Tweede Nuwe Jaar [second New Year] yet!.”

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Image © Ingrid Sinclair 2010 

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