Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cape Town, South Africa - Green Point Stadium

Cape Town
Green Point Stadium
Hoberman Collection

postmarked in 2010 with three great South Africa stamps!

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The Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa is a newly built stadium that was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. During the planning stage it was known as the Green Point Stadium, which was the name of the previous stadium on the site, and so this name was also used frequently during World Cup media coverage.

The stadium is located in Green Point, between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, close to the Cape Town city centre and to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a popular tourist and shopping venue, and has a capacity of 64,100.

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Behind the stadium - UNESCO Site:

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa, and is featured in the flag of Cape Town and other local government insignia. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. The mountain forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

3 comments:

O'Neal said...

Wow, that aerial view is stunning. Love the colorful stamps, too!

9teen87 said...

Thanks O'Neal,

I'm sure you are like me in the fact that you appreciate all your postcards, but there are those that put just a bit more of a crinkle in your smile when you see it. This is one of those cards for me :D

O'Neal said...

Yes, yes! I'm definitely the same way about my cards. :)

Thanks for sharing.