Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph (2010)

On Sunday, 14 November 2010, the annual Remembrance Day service and wreath-laying ceremony was held at the cenotaph in the City Centre. That year, the cenotaph was still located right outside the central train station. It was the first time that I attended this event; my task was to take photographs for the Defence Reserves Provincial Office of the Western Cape, and to write an article about it on my blog.

All the wreaths are laid out on brilliantly white tablecloths, and the VIPs, guests and participants are assembling in the large tent in the background

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CTMT 2010: Rehearsals Part 4

Tonight was the Dress Rehearsal of the 6th Cape Town Military Tattoo 2010 at the Castle of Good Hope. If you haven’t gone to see it yet, book your tickets now at Computicket! At R80 – R100 a seat, and with a show that is about three hours long, including the pre-show from 19h00 onwards, this is definitely value for money, and a wonderfully colourful and spectacular event.

Here are some more pictures I took during the last day of rehearsals on Tuesday 2 November. They are mainly behind-the-scenes shots of the preparations, with only a couple of the dress rehearsal itself. I left after the first couple of acts because I got a whopping great migraine.

These shots will give you a tiny glimpse of the incredible amount of work that happens behind the scenes and in the background, but without which this event would not be so spectacular.

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CTMT 2010: Rehearsals Part 3

After spending most of the weekend at the Castle, observing the rehearsals of the various acts for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2010 (see here and here), Monday was another long and full day.

As the rehearsals didn’t start until after lunch, I joined my fellow photies Brent and Lorraine on an explorative ramble around the Castle grounds. Given the midday temperatures of over 30°C, keeping out of the sun as much as possible and drinking enough water soon became priorities.

Here are some of the pictures of Monday.

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