Thursday, June 17, 2010

Stadium roof

Looking up at the roof of the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The stadium's nickname is The Sunflower due to the petal like look of its roof structure. I know its a bit tongue in cheek, but if you look at it from the outside or above, it also looks a bit like a meringue. But that I say with all the respect in the world, as I am very very proud of our magnificent stadium.
For more pictures looking skywards, visit the awesome people at Skywatch.


  1. How delightful to sit under a flower canopy.

  2. That´s so cool...We are at the "Worldcup fever "here at the moment too.
    Have a nice worldcup time there!

  3. The way you captured this picture really makes it look like one wonderful design!!

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  4. This is a great shot Jonker. I like the perspective.

  5. Beautiful photo!
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  6. hmmm, the word verification is motorola - I don't think they are a sanctioned FIFA sponsor!

    anyway, great perspective on this shot. and I've enjoyed scrolling through your past posts (haven't been here in a long while)

  7. A terrific stadium for the games!

  8. Wow Firefly;) your link stood out on Skywatch today and I had to come over and visit. What a magnificent stadium and how well you captured it. Thanks for sharing. I trust you're warming up slightly after the freezing weather. I look forward to cold weather when I return to South Africa next month from the hot Sudan. Have a wonderful day.

  9. That's a magnificent stadium! I'm enjoying seeing S Africa in the limelight, having lived there once. The sky is, of course, blue!

  10. There is nothing better than to see the blue sky. Great photo and I hope you guys down there do not go deaf from the vuvuzelas!

  11. Lovely stadium, nicer because its now quieter; no trumpets things blaring.

  12. It's beautiful. At first I thought it was the sails of a boat...

  13. Hahahah - yes, I would go for the meringue!! Guess it is not manly & sporty enough though ;) I love our stadium though - so beautiful!