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Friday, November 6, 2009

WOZA 2010 ...

As I write this there are 216 days until the FIFA SOCCER WORLD CUP 2010 ... yikes!!!  It seems to have come so quickly ...

Now don't get me wrong, I am so not a Soccer Fan ... but the Stadium! ... aaaah ... the Stadum is awesome.  I have a "thing" for gorgeous buildings .... old and new ...

There has been so much controversy over this building - most people, myself included, (though what I know about building, finance blah blah blah is just about ZIP) saw this as a waste of our hard-earned ratepaying money, especially since we thought it would only be used for a period of 6 weeks during the 2010 World Cup but as I have seen it climb higher and higher and get prettier and prettier (of course, prettiness is a MUST - how can I scrap an ugly building??? tee hee) I see that it will bring many sporting and other opportunities (tourists = revenue) to our City.  I also believe that we may be able to bid for the 2014 Olympic Games - how awesome is that????

Anyway, I saw it with lights on for the first time the other evening and I was so impressed - it is breathtakingly beautiful.  In fact, my 13-year old son reckons "it should be declared one the Wonders of the World because it is magnificent" ... bless his little heart ...

Here is a pic of what the Stadium will look like at night, when complete ...



This is an LO I did some time ago ... you can see that the Stadium was still pretty far from complete here ... the picture was taken from uShaka Beach on the morning (very very early morning) of the East Coast Radio Big Walk, which left me with more blisters than I could count ... tee hee ...




It is truly a spectacular sight and I am so proud to be a South African during these times of progress when the International spotlight is on us ... it gives me great hope for the future of our country ...

FYI ...

  • 1.   WOZA means "come" in Zulu ...
  • 2.   There will be a Cable Car running along the Arch which will have spectacular views of Durban and its surrounds as well as the Ocean ... "imaginisce" the moon reflecting on the waves and you will be able to see for miles ... ooohh ... I can't wait ...
  • 3.   If you want some more info on the Stadium, go take a look here ...

Hope you enjoyed the little History lesson ... tee hee ...

3 comments:

HeatherC said...

Congrats Tracy on making the Imaginisce international team. Can't wait to see what you create. From one of the US team members, Heather.

Tammy said...

Great Layout and congrats on making the Imaginisce Team. I look forward to working with you.

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

Hi Tracy, I'm dropping by to say hello and congratulations on the Imaginisce Dt. Here's looking forward to working with you !