Center Stage: South Africa Tour Day 2
Glee Clubbers Josh Getto, Andy Seibert, and Corey Lee enjoy breakfast in the Peach Tree room of the Cullinan Hotel.
Glee Clubbers and their guests hop into their coaches to see beautiful Cape Town! Cape Town, the second most populous city in South Africa, is also the legislative capital of the country.
The Glee Club serenades visitors while waiting to board the ferry to Robben Island.
The crowd enjoys the Glee Club's performance, which included several South African tunes.
Anchors away! The Glee Club and their guests hop aboard the ferry from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to Robben Island. The waterfront is in the historic heart of Cape Town�۪s working harbor and is South Africa�۪s most-visited destination.
Robben Island, an island in Table Bay about 9 km off the coast from Cape Town, became a maximum security prison in 1959. Between 1961 and 1991, more than three thousand men were incarcerated on the island as political prisoners. During the time the island was a prison, security was very tight and it was off limits to almost all civilians.
Junior Rob Teall takes a peek at the former cell of Nelson Mandela. Mandela served as the country's President from 1994 until 1999.
The seniors smile big as they hold the Purdue flag.
The Glee Club breaks from their Robben Island tour for a quick photo. Today the island is a popular tourist destination. Tours of the island and prison are led by guides who were formerly prisoners.
The Glee Club families and friends hop in the shot for a group photo!
Posters promoting the Glee Club's performance at the Cape Town City Hall can be found all over town.
The men give a quick performance outside the mall to a crowd of more than two hundred.
The lovely Sally Hough enjoys a serenade of 'Them There Eyes' from seniors Peter Tarrant, Nathan Hough and Corey Lee.
Freshman David Maurer stops to feed the wildlife during the afternoon tour which included several Egyptian Geese.
The next stop was the beautiful St. George's Cathedral. Construction on St. George�۪s Cathedral in Cape Town began in 1827 and it is still incomplete.
The gospel quartet of Mike Meurer, Kevin Norman, Rob Teall and Matt White take advantage of the cathedral's great acoustics.
Sophomore Aaron Strand poses for a photo at this historic sight. Founded in 1901, St. George�۪s Cathedral is historically significant as it is where the enthronement of South Africa�۪s archbishop, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, took place.
Sophomore Dan Gardiner with his parents, Steve and Ann, on Signal Hill. Signal Hill is a landmark flat-topped hill located in Cape Town, next to Lion�۪s Head and Table Mountain. A special thank you to Steve Gardiner for sharing his marvelous photos with PMO!
Lion�۪s Head is a mountain located between Table Mountain and Signal Hill with spectacular views over the city.
Table Mountain is flat-topped and is often covered by clounds and mist spilling over the top.
All of Cape Town can be seen from the lookout on Signal Hill.
Hey Glee Club! It's time for another photo!
The Glee Club's families and friends take a break from snapping photos and hop on the other side of the camera.
The Welcome Dinner brought sensational South African cuisine.
Dinner was served in the beautiful Rotunda restaurant.
Sophomore Kyle Sutton entertains during the meal.
Our very special guests, the Red Dazzlers, joined us for our Welcome Dinner and treated us to a special performance. The Red Dazzlers will perform with the Glee Club during their concert in Cape Town City Hall.