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.
Wale Street, Cape Town
An early view of Wale Street showing, at left, St. George's Cathedral. The bell tower, which is prominent in this photograph, was demolished in 1952 after it became unsafe. The first building on the right is now the Taj Hotel while the building in the middle distance at right is the present day Mandela-Rhodes building. Part of Signal Hill can be seen in the background.
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…
Cape Town Observatory - the bohemian heart of the city
Cape Town Observatory - the hipster, artsy and bohemian area of the city. Come here to escape the hustle and bustle of this amazing city!