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Good morning....
Thank you for your continued support and to Dave (Mistere) for his UA, much appreciated.
A few weeks ago the management at the waterfront complex in Cape Town decided to launch an initiative to paint the stairs going up from the Clock tower precinct to the city of Cape Town. It is called the Lalela project. In the spirit of Design Capital 2014 the Clocktower stairs were transformed with a colourful Ndebele styled design by a group of enthusiastic students from Hout bay. The youngsters spent two days of their school holidays painting the steps
In the 18th Century the Ndebele people of South Africa created their own tradition and style of house painting their mud huts. The vibrant symbols and expressions portray communications of personal prayer, self identification, values, emotions and marriage.The women are the traditional designers of this art. The tradition and style of the wall painting is passed down through the generations.
The versions are more of the steps from different angles with Saturday shadows

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Date Taken:24 Apr 2014 - 4:17 PM
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Title:Ndebele steps
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:26 Apr 2014 - 7:01 AM
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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2014 - 7:09 AM

Well seen and colourful images.

Albert

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ade123
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:12 AM

A lovely image Colleen beautifully colours and very well framed

Ade

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Badgerfred
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:19 AM

Like these colourful captures Colleen,
Fred.

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781969
781969  1 India
26 Apr 2014 - 7:39 AM

Beautiful colourful capture.

Vikram.

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ddolfelin
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:51 AM

Wonderful colours and good write-up.
One wonders if they will be able to maintain the appearance as it will wear quickly.

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NDODS
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:52 AM

A great set of images showing this wonderful tribal art at its very best, the colours seemingly jumping from the screen.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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ColleenA
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26 Apr 2014 - 7:55 AM


Quote: Wonderful colours and good write-up.
One wonders if they will be able to maintain the appearance as it will wear quickly.

I wondered the same, went there last week and the cleaners were scrubbing bird poo off the stairs with hard brushes...a recipe for disaster.....

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mistere
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26 Apr 2014 - 8:03 AM

What a wonderful idea, makes a very colourful addition to the city.
Nice capture Colleen.

Dave.

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2014 - 8:06 AM

Interesting set and narrative.

P.

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CarolG
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26 Apr 2014 - 8:08 AM

What a lovely idea, Colleen, to brighten up an otherwise rather stark set of steps. Excellent captures. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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26 Apr 2014 - 8:14 AM

What an inspired project that you have recorded so well here. V5 is my favourite with the names on each step.

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Jocelia
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26 Apr 2014 - 8:34 AM

A colurful and engaging prodject indeed.
So eye catching and I like the way they have added their
names on your capture of V5 too. It is a great idea
for sure and makes a smashing setů...WinkWinkWink

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barbarahirst
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26 Apr 2014 - 8:41 AM

I have seen the houses in photos and wonder what made these guys think it would work on steps that are used regularly
But colourful indeed

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netta1234
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26 Apr 2014 - 9:15 AM

A great and very colourful set.
Just hope it's a special paint that will last or it will look horrible once the paint will start to peel off I'm sure.
NettaSmile

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ali63
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26 Apr 2014 - 10:02 AM

Great images, lets hope the project will continue to touch up the colours when needed

Ali SmileSmile

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26 Apr 2014 - 10:05 AM

All really beautiful love the colour etc




Billy

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Mollycat
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26 Apr 2014 - 10:06 AM

A great idea to brighten up that which is nomally bland. Don't think it would work here, the rain would wash the paint off before it dried. Lovely to see, and
thanks for sharing Colleen.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

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Drighlynne
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26 Apr 2014 - 10:15 AM

Great colours, lovely bright images, makes one feel happy.
Lynne

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Maiwand
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26 Apr 2014 - 10:39 AM

Charming series of shots Colleen. Looks like a real 'stairway to heaven'.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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26 Apr 2014 - 10:52 AM

Plenty of strong colours ! - The colours woke me up totally ,like a cup of strong coffee ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin Well done , Colleen! --- Jukka.

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TrevBatWCC
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26 Apr 2014 - 11:37 AM

How wonderful and colourful! Love 'em! SmileSmile Could do with something like this around here and brighten the place up! Wink
Trev Smile

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Irishkate
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26 Apr 2014 - 11:47 AM

Stunning artwork and I love the addition of their names.
Maintenance will be hard. Quite unique.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
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26 Apr 2014 - 12:49 PM

If I were negotiating these steps I'd probably end up head over heels due to paying attention to all these colours and not looking where I was going.
What a colourful find.
R.

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HarrietH
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26 Apr 2014 - 1:43 PM

What a lovely idea. Beautiful steps.

Maureen

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ChristineD
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26 Apr 2014 - 1:51 PM

Beautiful colourful captures and interesting info

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Nikonuser1
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26 Apr 2014 - 2:43 PM

Great set of images Colleen, great coloursSmile

Cliff

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pentaxpatty
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26 Apr 2014 - 3:02 PM

I love the bright coloured steps Colleen, I cant open the others, there is a problem with my laptop ,!!! help ! it keeps crashing and I can only put it on for a short while at a time, sorry If I have missed anything at all.
Patty

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Franko59
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26 Apr 2014 - 3:31 PM

V6 for me a Cracker!!

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26 Apr 2014 - 3:32 PM

I love the way you've used the Two people shots as Book Ends Colleen. V1 good, V6, excellent!!!

John Smile

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26 Apr 2014 - 5:19 PM

These are the most colourful steps I have seen and easily the best 'steps' image on epzSmile. Thanks for sharing these and a big well done to the children who painted themGrin
Ryan

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26 Apr 2014 - 5:37 PM

captivating colours..and I have to say V6 appeals to me

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gss
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26 Apr 2014 - 5:49 PM

Love that "Lalela" project. Is a kind of imprinting the flag of South Africa (it lacks any color? mabe the white if I'm not mistaken) Impression that I begin to hear vuvuzelas... It is a good idea to consume creativity of young people in a unified idea, good. Maybe it will disappear completely graffiti on the walls of the cities ....
However, before leaving Cape Town, it would be great to put us as many pictures of the city, from what we see here is awesome!
Silviu

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26 Apr 2014 - 5:55 PM

Wonderful colourful shots Colleen looks very modern.
Rob

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26 Apr 2014 - 6:26 PM

That is too good a photo opportunity to miss, well taken.

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26 Apr 2014 - 6:44 PM

A cracking set of colourful shots, very nicely taken Smile.
Cheesey.

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26 Apr 2014 - 8:14 PM

Colourful set of images, Colleen. Perfectly presented. Your narrative adds great context about a very interesting project in CT.

Fred

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26 Apr 2014 - 8:32 PM

All great but the last two really stand out for me Colleen. Excellent composition in v5 and a lovely narrative in v6.
Alun

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26 Apr 2014 - 8:55 PM

What a grand set Colleen and V5 & V6 get my attention.
Joan

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AlexAppleby
26 Apr 2014 - 9:02 PM

Interesting place and V6 is just wonderful. Very well observed - as usual capturing something that I would not have been able to do justice to.

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26 Apr 2014 - 10:18 PM

A wonderful project, this is the sort of thing that brings a community together-- I appreciate your description of the meaning of the designs and colors!



I will tell my daughter about this, She has done similar projects with her classes in the Providence, rI where shi teaches-- She will be interested!

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26 Apr 2014 - 10:27 PM

Lovely colourful set Colleen. Cathy

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26 Apr 2014 - 11:07 PM

A striking colour scheme, it would be a pity if it lost its vibranc for whatever reason.
I just hope people don't lose their footing while they admire the colour when they use the steps Smile

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27 Apr 2014 - 12:56 AM

Last but not least,very nice.
Goodbye
Martyn.

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27 Apr 2014 - 1:37 AM

Is it Albert and Victoria waterfront?. I think mountain at the backdrop is tabletop mountain. I was here in NOv 2012. Nice place for shopping. I had lunch in Indian restaurant there. Nice colors and great dof. love v6.

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27 Apr 2014 - 11:19 AM

Wonderfully colourful set Colleen and interesting write up too.
Rende

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27 Apr 2014 - 11:38 AM


Quote: Is it Albert and Victoria waterfront?. I think mountain at the backdrop is tabletop mountain. I was here in NOv 2012. Nice place for shopping. I had lunch in Indian restaurant there. Nice colors and great dof. love v6.

Yes it is the V&A waterfront ...and yes that's Table mountain at the back of the image. It is my local shopping centre as we live next door to it...that lovely Indian restaurant has closed down, it was excellent food.

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29 Apr 2014 - 5:26 AM

Graet idea; very nicely documented.

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30 Apr 2014 - 7:29 PM

How cool is this idea and what a great find.
The colour choice is brilliantI love the way they got to sign on a step each,
A brilliant and and so well taken.

Aidan,,

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11 May 2014 - 7:18 PM

Those steps certainly are colourful and eyecatching

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