Friday, June 25, 2010

Painting the town orange


 We did the fan walk last night, my lovely friend and I. If anyone hasn't done it yet - do! It was other-worldly. The Dutch fans were so jolly and I didn't pick up a single bad vibe anywhere. Besides the innovative outfits, there was so much to look at along the way. We saw larger than life marionettes (Handspring, was that you?), a band of drummers with black ostrich plumes on their hats, a chain of luminescent soccer balls with people inside them, a group of opera singers, people on stilts, children jumping rope in a fantastic way... all of this just down the road from you.
It was a little sad that there were so few Cameroonians. Very little green in a sea of orange.
The mosaics in the stadium tunnel are beautiful and the biodiversity garden next to it - breathtaking. Indigenous plants and trees, fountains, a lake! Where did that come from? The wide path takes you all the way to the lighthouse and the sea.
We ended our walk with a lager at Brewers@Union. Perfect.

4 comments:

T&I said...

we were there too . so happy! did you see the people with the inflatable orange wigs? looking forward to see you tomorrow liliput.

John L. said...

South Africa is all everybodies talking about here. we're so sorry that we're missing out. I check your blog every few days - carry on...
love from G-thorpe,

sam said...

Why no more photos?

Lily Turner said...

aargh! forgot camera at home. since then carry it with me everywhere..