Sunday, 27 June 2010

The incredible Soccer City Stadium

Getting to the stadium.
The platform

The Train
The Stadium


Going home

For a description of the evening, please visit my post Soccer City - a masterpiece 

Monday, 14 June 2010

Vibrant life in South Africa as it hosts the FIFA 2010 World Cup

Johannesburg has become a cosmopolitan city. For the next month, at least, it is the centre of the world and the focus of every news bulletin in the world. Seen here are scenes from the popular Melrose Arch. The restaurants and bars are thriving as soccer fans from every country on earth mill around, relax for a drink or a meal and watch the action on the giant screens. 

The welcome they receive is warm and friendly. These restaurants offer good food in great surroundings at reasonable prices. Contrary to expectations, the prices have not been inflated for the World Cup.  

Wednesday, 02 June 2010

South Africa abuzz as World Cup draws near

There is a buzz in the streets of Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. There is a buzz in the country. With less than eight days to kick-off South Africa is ready.
Everywhere you go there are flags. Flags fly from car windows, from offices, shopping-centres and homes. Almost everyone has a ticket for at least one of the games. 
The atmosphere is festive and alive. The local team show signs of practice and commitment that could lead anywhere. The world is watching! 
Almost every car sports a flag. Most are for the local team, but others are for Portugal, Italy, England ... you name it!

The flags of the competing nations adorn South Africa's corporate environment. Almost every office has become part of the celebration - even before it has begun!