One of my best childhood memories is our visits to the "big" stores of Stuttafords, O.K. and Garlicks with their escalator towers that seemed to reach up to the heavens.For a country bumpkin like me, just to "ride" up five or six floors was an experience in itself. During Christmas these shafts were transformed into magic wonderlands with giant decorations stretching over all six floors.
The Early History Of South Africa`s Oldest Pub - Perseverance Tavern
It’s the year 1766 and in Grünberg Germany, a 16-year-old boy called Johannes Blesser, enrols as a young soldier in the Dutch East Indian Company. Without knowing, this set in motion Blesser’s lo
Observatory War Memorial - Erected during the 1920s
On De Waal Drive with Devil's Peak in the background. During the early 1920s a monument was erected on the southern side of De Waal Drive in memory of those men from Observatory who lost their lives in the war. Four bronze plaques identify the monument and list the names of the fallen. Inscribed on the base of the monument we are reminded to: 'Build on the foundations laid by their great sacrifice'