The old South African Airways, with the flying springbok on the tail.

The old South African Airways, with the flying springbok on the tail.

South Africa's first skyscraper, The Carlton Centre in Johannesburg at 50 stories high. The Carlton Hotel is alongside it. Very hip place to hang out in its day!

South Africa's first skyscraper, The Carlton Centre in Johannesburg at 50 stories high. The Carlton Hotel is alongside it. Very hip place to hang out in its day!

Hillbrow in years gone by. I seem to remember a pancake bar downstairs.

Hillbrow in years gone by. I seem to remember a pancake bar downstairs.

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The Johannesburg Sun & Towers Hotel, South Africa, 1982. Clive Hassall. www.clivehassall.com

The Johannesburg Sun & Towers Hotel, South Africa, 1982. Clive Hassall. www.clivehassall.com

Carlton Hotel (1972). "Once the Carlton Hotel was a rich status symbol for Johannesburg; an internationally renowned establishment where the moneyed and the famous wined dined and slept in style. The five-star hotel - in an upside-down Y-shape that abutted the lofty Carlton Centre South Africa's tallest building - was always a proud reminder to Joburgers that their hospitality was among the best in the world. Henry Kissinger Francois Mitterand Hilary Clinton Margaret Thatcher Whitney…

Carlton Hotel (1972). "Once the Carlton Hotel was a rich status symbol for Johannesburg; an internationally renowned establishment where the moneyed and the famous wined dined and slept in style. The five-star hotel - in an upside-down Y-shape that abutted the lofty Carlton Centre South Africa's tallest building - was always a proud reminder to Joburgers that their hospitality was among the best in the world. Henry Kissinger Francois Mitterand Hilary Clinton Margaret Thatcher Whitney…

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