Cape Town Train Station
A steam train prepares to leave Cape Town station in a photograph from around 1890. In the background, the slopes of Signal Hill are visible. The old station was replaced by the present complex, in 1964
Opening of Parliament Feb.1952.
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Adderley street 1955
Scene of Adderley street with the Grand Hotel very prominent. The ''Coral Lounge" on the first floor was a very 'classy ' meeting place.Many a popular singer/ bands performed there. I saw Four Jacks and a Jill there during the late sixties.
The town destroyed to stop black and white people mixing
Sixty years ago, the South African government cleared Sophiatown, a multi-racial neighbourhood in Johannesburg, to turn it into a whites-only area.
Sea Point Station c1901
According to an old map there were five 'stops' between Three Anchor Bay and the end of the line. This looks like the 'main'station where the present day swimming pool is. Confirmation would be appreciated.
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…