Map of Cape Town 1891.
VIEW ORIGINAL.........for a fascinating look at what the city looked like 122 years ago. Virtually all the well known streets are there albeit, sparsely populated.. Today’s residential areas were mostly farms and small-holdings.. Unfortunately a small area on the right (Sea Point) has been damaged and the ‘repair job’ could have been better, but still gives a good indication of the lay of the land.
Sea Point Pavilion circa 1977
Only the swimming pool remains today, but that too has been renovated into 3 seperate swimming pools. The big round building later changed to the Hard Rock Cafe and then stood empty for a long time. The building to the right became a Wimpy. Check the ROBOT text written on the road - this is a warning sign for the upcoming traffic light. But they called it a ROBOT. Haff!
Trams in Adderley Street, Cape Town
Single and double-decker trams make their way in front of the old Cape Town tram station in Adderley Street in this in this photograph, in which horse-drawn carriages can also be seen.The collonaded building at center left, The Standard Bank, is on the corner of Darling Street and is still a landmark in the city centre.