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Hillbrow-Tower, Johannesburg The Hillbrow Tower is a tall tower located in the suburb of Hillbrow in Johannesburg, South Africa. At 269 m (883 ft), it was the tallest structure and tower in Africa for 40 years,  it was also the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere until 1978. Home now to TELCOM a Communications Company.

Hillbrow-Tower, Johannesburg The Hillbrow Tower is a tall tower located in the suburb of Hillbrow in Johannesburg, South Africa. At 269 m (883 ft), it was the tallest structure and tower in Africa for 40 years, it was also the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere until 1978. Home now to TELCOM a Communications Company.

Barclays Bank facing the Library Gardens. I worked there for a short time before I began studying music.

Barclays Bank facing the Library Gardens. I worked there for a short time before I began studying music.

Jouberts Park, Johannesburg by HiltonT, via Flickr

Jouberts Park, Johannesburg

Within a few years, what at one time was a bare stretch of veldt has been converted into a smiling garden with shady lanes and beautiful flower beds, thus forming one of the most attractive pleasure resorts of Johannesburg.

I used to walk through Joubert Park every morning to catch a bus to Rosebank when I was teaching there in the mid-sixties. Sadly, I haven't been there for many years. I doubt if it looks like this any more.

I used to walk through Joubert Park every morning to catch a bus to Rosebank when I was teaching there in the mid-sixties. Sadly, I haven't been there for many years. I doubt if it looks like this any more.

Rea Vaya view - View of the historic Standard bank building from the Rea Vaya stop #Joburg

Weekend alert! Joburg City Festival kicks off Sunday, August 25 2013

It's been a while in the making, and now it's just a few days until the Joburg City Festival (an initiative of the Joburg City Tourism Association) kicks off. See my earlier posts Joburg gets an in...

All sizes | Johannesburg City Centre Street Map | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Johannesburg City Centre Street Map

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.

Hohenheim was the first of the Parktown mansions when completed in 1894. It was demolished in 1972 when the Johannesburg Academic Hospital was built.

Hohenheim was the first of the Parktown mansions when completed in 1894. It was demolished in 1972 when the Johannesburg Academic Hospital was built.