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LINKLINKS List – Cape Town 2010 Word Cup Sadium Info – Transport maps, Fan Fest ect.
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Photography by Odette Herbert
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I could tell my brain struggled to take in what it was seeing – Something that is larger than the Cape Town Stadium, floating in the harbour & that turned round & sailed off into the late dusk – a spiritual experience! Jaw dropping, eyebrow lifting stuff! Made the heart sing with delight but it was also awful to see it leave [6pm departure, Friday 26th March 2010]
I had no idea there was a leviathan in town & only saw it by chance.

The Queen Mary II (QMII), the 2nd largest ocean liner – it is truly big
(Thank goodness for the pier or I wouldn’t have been able to get the whole ship in frame!)
I found my self wondering if it would fit into the stadium?
I guessed it wouldn’t & I was correct

Here are the stats:

QM2
Height: 72.0 m (236.2 ft) keel to funnel
Length: 345 m (1,019.4ft)
Width: 40.8432m (134 feet) (45.0 m – extreme (bridge wings)

Stadium
Height:50m
Length:290m
Width: 265m


Courtesy: Wikipedia – Click on diagram to go to excellent QMII page

“A new 92,000-ton liner, to be named ˜Queen Elizabeth”™ has been ordered and is scheduled to enter service in the autumn of 2010 [Nothern hemosphere]. We have signed an agreement with Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri for the contruction of the new 2092-passenger ocean liner, which will be built at their Monfalcone yard at an all-in cost of approximately $993 million.”
Source:www.cunard-sa.com/ourships_qe.html

Link – Wikipedia Queen Mary II

Link – QMII Technical info & key dates – pdf

Link – The owners – Cunard Ocean Liners

Link – Info on QM2 (The on-line cruise magazine)

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LINK Cape Town stadium dedicated hub – of posts from various sites featuring Odette Herbert’s stadium photography [Feb 2010]
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Cape Town’s New Dusk Silhouette: Table Mountain, Lions Head + 2010 stadium
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I’m shocked to see what a massive structure it is – visible from 15 kilometers away
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If you were to drive straight through the mountain you would be heading South for Cape point [peninsula] – For me the most staggeringly beautiful part of the Cape – National Geographic vistas – only an hour drive away

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Cape Town 2010 stadium – looking like a space ship this morning as the sun reflects off the white fabric its encased in (Monday 13.12.09 at 6AM)

Tell me it it’s not a tad out of proportion to the CBD! [central business district]

Also looks like a speed boat – doing a quick turn with no wake!

How’s the pink grey smog?! – not so clean the air at the tip of Africa – our carbon foot print in Cape Town is definitely first world!

LINK – WebCam [updated every 7mins]

Images Courtesy of www.Kapstadt.de

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LINK – Photo Webcam – Cape Town dawn Skyline – 24th November 2008 5ish

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LINK Cape Town stadium dedicated hub – of posts from various sites featuring Odette Herbert’s stadium photography [Feb 2010]

LINKLINKS List – Cape Town 2010 Word Cup stadium Photos & Info
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