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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danyy (0) 2010-06-11 0:20
un ciel merveilleux, contrasté à souhait.
Une photo qui présente de fort bonnes lumières.
CLODO (35956) 2010-06-11 0:21
Nice colorfull flag for the football worldcup! And a stunning clouds!
macjake (73063) 2010-06-11 0:23
we don't see enough photos from this part of the world here on TE.
i really like your choice of POV, with the V shape spreading out onto the edges of the frame.
beautiful vibrant colours, and full dark clouds.
JFS (32459) 2010-06-11 0:27
Impressive visual shot. The composition and the colors are just superb. Congratulations!
ManuMay (36299) 2010-06-11 0:35
Good capture and nice tribute to this country...really is filled in colours, great composition and colours play under this amazing sky....Good work!
Have a nice day...and enjoy World Cup!!
wolf38 (31296) 2010-06-11 0:37
Hello abmdsudi. Your photo is today's date. The world famous Table Mountain in Cape Town is a phenomenon. Your photo shows a successful composition and strong colors. Well done. Instructive text. Regards, Wolfgang.
P.S. Thanks for the constructive email.
dkmurphys (65204) 2010-06-11 1:10
Very nice place. I've read that is a very well guarded place against the mobs that destroyed the image of SA these days at the World Championship.
avishek_khan (544) 2010-06-11 2:04
A lovely composition with excellent sharpness and vibrant colour. Nice note as well.
m (0) 2010-06-11 2:05
You always find the most colorful houses to show in your images:) I like how they circle around those mountains with the clouds forming a nimbus over them. Great composition.
daddo (28164) 2010-06-11 2:54
Hi Abmdsudi. This is news to me, I never knew that Malays were brought to this part of the world. My wife who is Malaysian wasn't impressed when she read about the slavery part. As for the photo, great POV, colours and composition. Regards. Klaudio.
yquem46 (38752) 2010-06-11 8:10
A great sky and superb colors for this wide angle urban shot
A post to celebrate the soccer world cup beginning today
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-06-11 15:06
A very beautiful photograph d' topicality, very coloured, tallied well, a fantastic sky, a beautiful light.
Live football, and go France…
peppe59 (14555) 2010-06-12 3:10
optimal clearness and the many beautiful details and the colors, fantastic the clouds. Good aim week
Silvio1953 (154217) 2010-06-12 22:18
Ciao abmdsudi, greatwide angle with fantastic sky, splendid light and colors, wonderful composition, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Bournazel (0) 2010-10-04 5:04
fantastic shot with your large angle of a myhtical place !
you've found a colorful street and I prefer the table mountain well enhanced by the clouds !
kato (11630) 2011-06-03 6:54
You're capturing well this city of Cape town by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's impressive to see many houses with primary color and Table Mountain in back. The house seems to has be overcrowded, too. And, thick clouds in the sky draw out a good effect.
I am faintly recalled to have learnt that the Cape of Good Hope in suburbs is the south ends of the Africa continent in the class of the geography in old times.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-03-13 13:08
Colorful, powerful and panoramic view of the Upper Cape. Beautiful sky and a very useful note!
all the best,
gus72 (3719) 2013-09-20 23:07
Hi abmdsudi !!
yes..... this a famous neighbourhood as I have seen a similar photo some time ago.
Your photo seems to be a Panoramic one with the top of the mountain in very peculiar state .... ??? is it releasing steam ????? Ja Ja
anyway..... there is a lot of drama in the image thanks to the sky..
I like it a lot
have a nice week end
Cricri (126794) 2014-01-20 9:29
Une très belle luminosité, une vue imprenable sur les rochers en arrière plan , un ciel fantastique qui vole la vedette, magnifique
fritzi007 (12518) 2014-07-21 8:23
beautiful colorful photo, well done!
iainsp (3298) 2016-12-04 9:32
I know Cape Town quite well and I love photographing in the Bo Kaap, but this is a PoV that I have not come across before - nice work. Good colours in the foreground and your wide-angle lens has given some real drama to the sky.
I like it, thanks, Iain