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2010 FIFA World Cup-Tribute to the Rainbow Nation

Bo-Kaap, (Upper Cape) is home to some 200,000 Cape Malays located on the slope of Signal Hill. It has a distinctive style of architecture and the most colorful sight in Cape Town (Kaapstad) only unique to this place. Here the winding narrow streets are flanked by restored cottages painted in pastel, originally were Malays slaves' quarters, stable and military barracks. This was where many of the Malay slaves imported by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) from Malay archipelago in the 17th century, settled. Their descendants still live here today and have by enlarge, keep the community's Cape Malay identity intact. This settlement has been gazetted as a National Heritage, and is well preserved today.

Picture of Bo-kaap on the slope of Signal Hill with the famous Table Mountain in the backdrop, unfortunately without the 'table cloth'

Shot date May 2003
Nikon FA, 20mm AF Nikkor F2.8,
Nikon circular Polariser 62mm
Slidefilm Kodachrome 64

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  • Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3895 W: 144 N: 8930] (38710)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-05-00
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-06-11 0:19
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