Bathing Pool and Pavilion, Sea Point, Cape Town
Capetonians cool off in the inviting waters at the pool in Sea Point while onlookers enjoy the shade of the Pavilion in this early photo. Note the low-rise skyline of the buildings in the background.
N1 into Cape Town c1956.
On the extreme right is Ysterplaat Air Force base and a huge block of flats (military) now occupies the space where the houses are.To the left was Windemere, a low cost housing estate now long gone.a Railway line (to the airbase) crossed the road at about from where this photo was taken. Photo; Thanks to Gertrude Panzenberger Smith for the use of this image. For more of her images see; www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.267084730055590.54182.1...
The Pier, Rogge Bay, Cape Town
Sundays were a favoured day for outings on the Pier at the end of Adderley Street. In this photo from the early 1900s, people gather on the beach to watch fishermen bring in their catch while a number of small fishing boats lie at anchor at in the lee of the Pier.
C.T. docks during the Suez crisis 1956.
Due to the blockage of the Suez Canal all shipping had to round the Cape, causing months long congestion of all South Afrian ports. From a newspaper clipping.