1917 "Our Day" Cartwrights building and tram in Adderley Street, Cape Town
From the Coulter family photo album, courtesy Hans Niehaus. Fred and Agnes Stephens owned The Homestead at Oranjezicht from 1907-1947. Their three sons were killed in the First World War. These photographs of a fund raising event in Cape Town, October 18-21, 1917, were taken by Charles Coulter who was married to the Stephens's fourth child, Alice. His photo album was found among his papers when Coulter's law firm was being wound up and rescued by Hans Niehaus - to whom thanks for allowing me…
Old Railway station.
Yet another image of one of Cape Town's famous landmarks of yesteryear. This view is towards the enterance from Adderley street.
Bygone Cape Town · Miss Moss
i have long been an avid follower of Etienne du Plessis' flickr stream, where he shares many vintage photographs including old shots of Cape Town. please click on the images to be taken to the…
The Spirit of District Six: 32 Interesting Black and White Photographs Capture Everyday Life of Cape Town, South Africa in 1970
Now in his 70s, the South African photographer Cloete Breytenbach began working as a journalist on an Afrikaans-language newspaper in Cape Town in 1951 and went on to an international career. But Cape Town remained his home base, and “District Six,” his moving series of photographs at White Box, is set there. District Six was the name of an area that was Dutch colonial farmland in the 18th century and by the 20th had become a lively part of Cape Town. Its population was racially and…
The Cape Doctor
If you live in Cape Town, you know the "Cape Doctor."This south-easterly wind is a regular visitor during the summer months, and is also responsible for the famous "cloth" over Table Mountain. At times when it really blows it is referred to as the "Black South-easter", and can reach gusts of up to 140 Km/h as demonstrated here on the foreshore.(Photo The Argus)
The Alfred Basin, Table Bay Harbour, Cape Town
The Alfred Basin, photographed in 1900, is seen here bursting at the seams with the sailing ships that plied their trade to and from the Cape. Through the rigging, a number of other ships can be seen at anchor in Table Bay