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11.06.2011

Video : Surf Spot, Victoria Bay, South Africa

Video : Surf Spot, Victoria Bay, South Africa. Vic Bay spot de surf en Afrique du Sud, Western Cape.



Victoria Bay, aka « Vic Bay », a small cove enclosed by cliffs with a sandy beach and with few cottages, is situated on the Garden Route between George (9 km south of George) and Wilderness, and rates as one of the top surfing spots in South Africa. There are handprints of  Springbok surfers : Leonard « Muscles » Giles (1982), Robert Pollock (1991), Shaun Holmes (1993), David Pfaff (1993) and Galen Hossack (1998). Victoria Bay, une petite crique avec une plage de sable, des falaises et quelques villas, est située sur la route des jardins entre George (9 km au sud) et Wilderness, et est réputée comme un des meilleurs spots de surf d'Afrique du Sud. Plusieurs surfers d'Afrique du Sud y ont laissé leurs empreintes de mains. Victoria Bay Map (carte)
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Photos : Surf Spot, Victoria Bay, South Africa

Photos from Victoria Bay "Vic Bay" surf spot in South Africa (photos de Victoria Bay, spot de surf en Afrique du Sud)

Victoria Bay South Africa
Victoria Bay, South Africa

World distances sign Victoria Bay South Africa
World distances sign, Victoria Bay, South Africa

surfer Victoria Bay South Africa
Surfer, Victoria Bay, South Africa

handprint surfer Victoria Bay South Africa
Springbok Surfer Shaun Holmes handprint, Victoria Bay, South Africa

9.04.2011

Video : The Key Ceremony and The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Video : Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
-The Key Ceremony and The Firing of the Signal Cannon

 

 Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC - Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie in Dutch) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope (Afrikaans: Kasteel die Goeie Hoop) is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. The purpose of the Dutch settlement in the Cape was to act as a replenishment station for ships passing the treacherous coast around the Cape on long voyages between the Netherlands and the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. The Castle was never attacked. Various people have indicated that they have seen ghosts at the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town (William Fehr Collection). The Key Ceremony is performed Weekdays at 10h00 and 12h00, followed by the firing of the Signal Cannon.

 Film : la cérémonie de la clé, Tir et coup de canon miniature, Fort de Bonne-Espérance, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud Le Fort ou Château de Bonne-Espérance, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud Bâti par la Compagnie néerlandaise des Indes orientales (VOC - Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie en néerlandais) entre 1666 et 1679, c'est le plus ancien édifice colonial d'Afrique du Sud. Le but de ces deux ouvrages était de servir de station de relai et de réapprovisionnement pour les bateaux effectuant le voyage entre les Provinces-Unies et les Indes orientales néerlandaises. Il abrite désormais de nos jours le Castle Military Museum et des infrastructures pour les Traditional Cape Regiments La cérémonie de la clé a lieu tous les jours à 10 heures suivi de la relève de la garde et du tir de canon (miniature) à 12 heures.

 Castle of Good Hope Location in Cape Town :

 



Photos : The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Photos : The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa (cérémonie coup de canon, fort de bonne-espérance, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud)

The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa
The Firing of the Signal Cannon, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Photos : Key Ceremony, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Photos : Key Ceremony, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa (La cérémonie de la clé, Fort de Bonne-Espérance, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud)

guard, Key Ceremony Castle Good Hope Cape Town South Africa
A guard, Key Ceremony, Castle Good Hope Cape Town, South Africa

Guards Key Ceremony Castle Good Hope Cape Town South Africa
Guards, Key Ceremony, Castle Good Hope Cape Town, South Africa

Guards Key Ceremony Castle Good Hope Cape Town South Africa
Guards, Key Ceremony, Castle Good Hope Cape Town, South Africa

Guards marching Key Ceremony Castle Good Hope Cape Town South Africa
Guards marching, Key Ceremony, Castle Good Hope Cape Town, South Africa

Photos : Key Ceremony, Castle Good of Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Photos : Key Ceremony, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa (La cérémonie de la clé, Fort de Bonne-Espérance, Le Cap, Afrique du Sud)
Castle Good Hope Cape Town South Africa
Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Castle Good Hope Cape Town South Africa guard ringing the bell
A guard ringing the bell, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

Castle Good Hope Cape Town South Africa guards marching
Guards marching, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town, South Africa

7.31.2011

Video : Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island

Video : Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island edited with videosimple minds « mandela day » (film de la prison de Nelson mandela sur Robben Island monté avec le clip de Simple Minds "mandela day")



Robben Island (Afrikaans: Robbeneiland) is an island in Table Bay, 6.9 km west of the coast of Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, South Africa.
It was here that past President of South Africa and Nobel Laureate Nelson Mandela (n° 46664) and past South African President Kgalema Motlanthe, alongside many other political prisoners, spent decades imprisoned during the apartheid era. Among those political prisoners was current South African President Jacob Zuma who was imprisoned there for ten years.
Mandela was imprisoned on Robben Island where he remained for the next eighteen of his twenty-seven years in prison. Mandela describes how, as a D-group prisoner (the lowest classification) he was allowed one visitor and one letter every six months. Letters, when they came, were often delayed for long periods and made unreadable by the prison censors.
Mandela Day on his birthday, 18 July, is an annual international day adopted by the United Nations. Individuals, communities and organisations are asked to donate 67 minutes to doing something for others, commemorating the 67 years that Nelson Mandela gave to the struggle for social justice. [wikipedia]

Robben Island (en anglais) ou Robbeneiland (en néerlandais) est une île d'Afrique du Sud, située au large du Cap, à 6,9 km à l'ouest de la côte de Bloubergstrand.
Au xxe siècle, les opposants noirs au régime d'apartheid, condamnés à de longues peines, y furent internés dont notamment trois futurs présidents sud-africains (Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlanthe et Jacob Zuma).
Nelson Mandela (n° 46664) est emprisonné dans l'île prison de Robben Island, où il restera dix-huit de ses vingt-sept années de prison. Mandela étant un prisonnier de classe D (la plus basse classe), il n'a droit qu'à un visiteur et une lettre tous les six mois. Quand il reçoit une lettre, c'est souvent après qu'elle a été retardée durant une longue période et rendue illisible par la censure de la prison. Il se lave avec de l'eau de mer froide et dort dans une cellule minuscule.
Le 10 novembre 2009, l'Assemblée générale des Nations unies déclare le 18 juillet « journée internationale Nelson Mandela »[wikipedia]

Edited with video : music/musique : simple minds « mandela day »

Video : Simple Minds "Mandela day"


Robben Island location (situation géographique de Robben Island) :

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Mandela Day on YouTube, Mandela Day on Facebook - Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory -

Photos : Nelson Mandela's prison cell on Robben Island

Photos on Robben island, Cape Town, South Africa with Nelson Mandela's Prison cell (photos de la cellule de Nelson Mandela dans la prison de Robben Island) :

Nelson Mandela on Robben Island
Nelson Mandela on Robben Island

Nelson Mandela's Prison cell on Robben Island
Nelson Mandela's Prison cell on Robben Island

Nelson Mandela's Prison cell on Robben Island
Nelson Mandela's Prison cell on Robben Island

D-Section and F-section signs on Robben Island
D-Section and F-section signs on Robben Island

Photos : Nelson Mandela, political prisoner on Robben Island, Cape Town, South Africa

Photos on Robben island, Cape Town, South Africa with Nelson Mandela and the prison yard (photos de la cour de la prison de Nelson Mandela sur Robben Island avec des prisonniers politiques qui cassent des pièces sous le régime de l'Apartheid en Afrique du Sud, près du Cap):

nelson mandela's prison yard on robben island
nelson mandela's prison yard on robben island

nelson mandela's prison yard on robben island
nelson mandela's prison yard on robben island

nelson mandela's prison yard on robben island with political prisoners breaking rocks
nelson mandela's prison yard on robben island with political prisoners breaking rocks

nelson mandela and walter sisulu in the prison yard on robben island
nelson mandela and walter sisulu in the prison yard on robben island