When Table Mountain still had a forest 1968.
Particularly the Silverstream area used to look like the Knysna forests with massive trees (not Pine), thick green undergrowth and lots of birds.
Sea Point Pavilion circa 1977
Only the swimming pool remains today, but that too has been renovated into 3 seperate swimming pools. The big round building later changed to the Hard Rock Cafe and then stood empty for a long time. The building to the right became a Wimpy. Check the ROBOT text written on the road - this is a warning sign for the upcoming traffic light. But they called it a ROBOT. Haff!
Drama in Long street c1977.
We all stood there during lunch time watching this chap on the third floor ledge of the YMCA building threatening to jump. The Emergency services, Police and Ambulance crews stood by in the street ready for anything while the police special unit tried to talk him down. After about an half an hour the massive assembled crowd started chanting...Jump..Jump..Jump, which he eventually did. Luckily for him he bounced off the veranda (photo) straight into the jumping sheet below. The Police led him…
Construction of the cantilevered rock canopy over the road, on Chapman's Peak Drive, 2003
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Groote Schuur Hospital, 1967
Check those acres of nothingness. Chris Barnard was busy with the worlds first heart transplant. The hospital opened in 1937, and the new wing was extended in 1983-1989.