The Top Star Drive-In (built on top of a mine dump overlooking the city of Johannesburg)

The Top Star Drive-In (built on top of a mine dump overlooking the city of Johannesburg)

Alhambra Theatre, Doornfontein, Johannesburg. No longer used as a theatre since Pieter Toerien moved to Monte Casino - what a shame!

Alhambra Theatre, Doornfontein, Johannesburg. No longer used as a theatre since Pieter Toerien moved to Monte Casino - what a shame!

Jouberts Park, Johannesburg by HiltonT, via Flickr

Jouberts Park, Johannesburg by HiltonT, via Flickr

Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Hillbrow neighbourhood of Johannesburg, South Africa. built in 1975. The 54-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional light into the apartments. During the late 1980s, gang activity had caused the crime rate to soar at the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood.[2] By the 1990s, after the end of apartheid, many gangs moved into the building and it became extremely unsafe. Ponte City became symbolic of the crime and urban decay

Ponte City is a skyscraper in the Hillbrow neighbourhood of Johannesburg, South Africa. built in 1975. The 54-story building is cylindrical, with an open center allowing additional light into the apartments. During the late 1980s, gang activity had caused the crime rate to soar at the tower and the surrounding neighbourhood.[2] By the 1990s, after the end of apartheid, many gangs moved into the building and it became extremely unsafe. Ponte City became symbolic of the crime and urban decay

Twist Street Hillbrow - as I remember it from the sixties: https://www.facebook.com/propertysa/photos/a.148198116014.140495.109571966014/10153995141651015/?type=3

Twist Street Hillbrow - as I remember it from the sixties: https://www.facebook.com/propertysa/photos/a.148198116014.140495.109571966014/10153995141651015/?type=3

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