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Chapmans peak drive 1949, Cape Town.

Chapmans Drive, Cape Town (I've been on this road and there is NO guard rail and HUGE drop off cliff so kind of a scary ride, at least in some places

Cape Town Train Station. A steam train prepares to leave Cape Town station in a photograph from around 1890. In the background, the slopes of Signal Hill are visible. The old station was replaced by the present complex, in 1964.  | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

A steam train prepares to leave Cape Town station in a photograph from around In the background, the slopes of Signal Hill are visible. The old station was replaced by the present complex, in

The Cape Town Foreshore was known as the Old Cape Town Pier in the 1900′s.

The Cape Town Foreshore was known as the Old Cape Town Pier in the

Electric Tram leaving Camps Bay for Cape Town 1902 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Electric Tram leaving Camps Bay for Cape Town 1902

Cape Town's first traffic light.    The city's first three traffic lights were installed in January 1932.This one is in Darling street near the Castle.  They were promptly named Robots. a uniquely South African term which has remained through the years.

Cape Town's first traffic light. The city's first three traffic lights were installed in January one is in Darling street near the Castle. They were promptly named Robots. a uniquely South African term which has remained through the years.

Woolworths Plein street 1940's. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Woolworths Plein street 1940's. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

General Post Office, Adderley Street, Cape Town 1903 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

General Post Office, Adderley Street, Cape Town 1903 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Old windmill on site of Pyott’s Factory, Albert Road - now Old Biscuit Mill.

The images of Arthur Elliott have become the frame through which the Cape views its own past.