Collection by Lizelle Jackson Brown


Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa. It is the provincial capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. The city is one of the 50 largest urban agglomerations in the world,and is also the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. The city was named and established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm. The name is attributed to one or all of three men involved in the establishment of the city.

Lizelle Jackson Brown
Architecture in old Johannesburg, South Africa Johannesburg Skyline, Xhosa, Art Deco, Virtual Travel, Out Of Africa, Rest Of The World, African History, Africa Travel, Architecture
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South Africa, Johannesburg: Old days

The way they used to build in the old days. [s_CnnS7_1814_rotate_adj]

Old Johannesburg Sun empty Most Beautiful Beaches, Beautiful Places, Johannesburg Skyline, Sun Projects, Beaches In The World, African History, South Africa, Landscape Photography, Forgotten Treasures
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Old Johannesburg Sun, empty

JHB house, designed by sir herbert baker Johannesburg City, Park Homes, Historical Pictures, Old Houses, South Africa, Landscape Photography, Patio, Mansions, Humor
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April 2012

The Johannesburg Sun & Towers Hotel, South Africa News South Africa, Durban South Africa, Johannesburg Skyline, Eco City, City Landscape, African History, Beautiful Architecture, Africa Travel, Aerial View

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

Holy Family College, formerly Parktown Convent, Johannesburg Travel Around The World, Around The Worlds, Johannesburg City, Holy Family, Historical Pictures, Beautiful Buildings, Heritage Site, Old Houses, Sagrada Familia

Voice of South Africa's Heritage Community

Trams in Jo'burg before 1961 Johannesburg Skyline, My Family History, Old Money, Busse, Historical Pictures, African History, The Good Old Days, Public Transport, Nostalgia
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Central Johannesburg before the trams were taken out of service in Johannesburg City, Historical Pictures, African History, Countries Of The World, Public Transport, South Africa, Landscape Photography, Apartheid, Nostalgia
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Central Johannesburg before the trams were taken out of service - about 1959/60?

The Rand Club Johannesburg City, Continents, Worlds Largest, Cry, South Africa, Discovery, Followers, The Past, Travel
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Johannesburg's Orpheum Theatre was opened in 1911 and was situated at the corner of Jeppe and Joubert Streets. The building was eventually demolished to make way for the famous multi-storeyed Anstey's Building Johannesburg City, Inner World, Make Way, African History, Cityscapes, Ancestry, Live, Old Photos
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  Johannesburg City, African Image, City Scene, Historical Photos, Worlds Largest, South Africa, Landscape Photography, Places To Visit, Africa
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what a beauty Ghosts, Old Houses, Worlds Largest, South Africa, Cities, Buildings, African, Mansions
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what a beauty

Sunyside Park Hotel - Parktown The Good Old Days, The Good Place, Park Hotel, Amazing Places, Archaeology, Worlds Largest, South Africa, Landscape Photography
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Sunyside Park Hotel - Parktown

Johannesburg Sun High Building, Banks Building, Johannesburg City, Carlton Hotel, West Road, Building Images, African Design, Abandoned Buildings
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Johannesburg Landmarks

Johannesburg Sun

A Brief History of Parkview Life Happens, Post Office, Amazing Places, South Africa, Landscape Photography, The Good Place, Pergola, Nostalgia
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Voice of South Africa's Heritage Community

In November 1987 members of the Johannesburg Historical Foundation paid a visit to the 'village' of Parkview. I use the word 'village' deliberately because this has always been a friendly suburb with a particular character of its own where I lived as a child and never visit without a feeling of nostalgia.

Queen Victoria Hospital in the A Moment In Time, Queen Victoria, Back In The Day, Constitution, Amazing Places, Worlds Largest, South Africa, Landscape Photography
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Hospital Hill (Old Suburb between Braamfontein & Hillbrow)

Some housekeeping: Please follow me on Instagram at @johannesburg1912 where I post interesting Johannesburg related stuff on weekends (mainly). Follow this blog via e-mail HERE. Scroll down on the …

Johannesburg tramcar No. 20 - One of the last trams that were in use in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now housed in the James Hall museum of Transport at Wemmerpan, Johannesburg. Tramway, Light Rail, Public Transport, Transport Museum, Built Environment, Urban Planning, Africa Travel, Live, Trains
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Trams and Trolley Buses

Johannesburg tramcar No. 20 - One of the last trams that were in use in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now housed in the James Hall museum of Transport at Wemmerpan, Johannesburg.